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The "Unemployment Benefits" Narrative is Trending in the Kudzu US Media Module

May 25, 2021EdgeTheory

Led by amplifications from the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, and Politico, the unemployment benefits narrative has been amplified by more than 82 sources as of Tuesday morning. Currently, the leading conversation trends associated with unemployment benefits are predominantly related to coronavirus topics – fully vaccinated, public health, vaccinated people, disease control, etc.

However, an analysis of the individual narratives associated with unemployment benefits reveals most discussion related to the narrative involves incentivizing unemployed people to go back to work following the pandemic. For example, one article from the Boston Herald discusses a Massachusetts government plan to pay people $1,200 to go back to work. Other key themes include inflation, stimulus payments, and labor shortages.

Get the full Kudzu Narrative Intelligence Report here.

Every hour, the Kudzu US Media Module analyzes website feeds, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels of major U.S. media outlets, editors, and reporters to provide analytical insights into key trends and narrative frameworks.

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