Generous unemployment benefits and extensions could be causing people to illegally turn down job offers, according to The Detroit News.

The extension "is the most generous safety net we've ever offered nationally," Senior Economist David Littmann told The News. Littmann also noted that about 15 percent of Michigan's economy is "underground," and involves trading services and bartering that is not reported to the government.

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Littmann's comments and the story were also highlighted at Forbes.com.

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