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Some federal unemployment benefits expire this weekend, how long is it in your state? – CBS DC


(CBS Detroit)- Unemployed people in half of America will soon see a big drop in weekly unemployment benefits. The federal government has been adding $300 a week to unemployment checks since the US rescue plan was passed in mid-March. This more than doubles the profit of the state in some parts of the country. But in recent weeks, 25 states have announced they intend to end those supplement benefits early. and it’s time for something

Although the $1.9 trillion stimulus package sets Labor Day as the official end date, Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri will end federal unemployment benefits on June 12. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana and Nebraska are among the states closing an additional $300 in June. 19. White House Press Secretary jane saki It recently stated that governors have “absolute authority” to stop profits early. President Biden, for its part, indicated recently that it does not plan to extend beyond early September.

Federal unemployment bonuses have helped Americans who are still awaiting recovery to pay the bills and put food on the table. But some argue that those generous benefits are keeping people from rejoining the workforce. (For context, that $300 per week amounts to an additional $7.50 per hour for someone who might otherwise work 40 hours.) More than 4 million people (25 percent of those currently unemployed) may eventually be affected.

There are many factors involved in the ability to work. The amount paid for not working is definitely one of them. Childcare is another. And with many schools still remote or now on summer vacation, many parents have no one to look after their children. The full vaccination rate has just exceeded 40 percent, so the threat of COVID still makes many people uncomfortable working around strangers and interacting in public. The widening gap between the requirements for skills and available jobs in the labor force makes recruitment more difficult. And then there’s the general friction that’s essentially generated when a full economy gas pedal slams its foot on the pedal.

Whatever the reason, many states are trying to push people back into the job market. All of these states, all led by Republicans, will soon sell for $300. will stop accepting Federal Unemployment Benefit Bonus for their citizens. Maryland It is the latest state to announce, whose benefits expire on July 3. Florida has announced Discontinuation of benefits a few weeks ago. their end 26 June. Texas announced them a week ago, too, with a June 26 end date. A total of 25 of the 27 states, led by Republican governors, will cut federal benefits in the coming weeks.

Most of these states are take back too From Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). The PUA supports freelance and self-employed workers, who typically do not receive assistance from the state. PEUC helps the long-time unemployed, who have been burned by their state benefits.

There will also be an end to federal unemployment benefits affect local economies. States that have a $300 lighter unemployment check won’t enjoy spending that federal money on their businesses; People who rely on unemployment insurance quickly spend money on necessities like food and rent. Local businesses won’t even have the money they spent to stock the shelves and hire new employees. The US Congressional Joint Economic Committee estimates that local economies will suffer losses of about $13 billion.

“The increased unemployment insurance provided through the CARES Act ensured that tens of millions of Americans were still able to keep food on the table, prescriptions in the medicine cabinet, and lights on during one of the worst economic downturns in our nation’s history. Were. Many of those Americans are still deeply uncertain about their economic futures because we are still less than 8 million jobs from where we were pre-pandemic.” said committee chairman Don Bear. “If states go ahead with their plans to end these critical programs, they will run out of millions of Americans and hinder our economic recovery.”

Employment is well below pre-pandemic levels. while the unemployment rate fell 5.8 percent In May, there are about 7.6 million fewer people employed today than at the beginning of 2020. And most of them were in low-paying jobs during the pandemic that did not return. approximately 376,000 people Initially applied for unemployment insurance last week, the lowest number since the start of the pandemic. (A typical pre-pandemic week saw about 250,000 new unemployment applications.) Another 71,000 applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which supports independent and self-employed workers. As of the week ending May 22, more than 15 million workers were receiving some form of unemployment assistance.

here is list of states And when his $300 federal unemployment benefit ends:

Alabama – June 19
Alaska – June 12
Arizona – July 10
Arkansas – June 26 June
California – September 6
Colorado – September 6
Connecticut – September 6
Delaware – September 6
Florida – June 26
Georgia – June 26
Hawaii – September 6
Idaho – June 19
Illinois – September 6
Indiana – June 19
Iowa – June 12
Kansas – September 6
Kentucky – September 6
Louisiana – September 6
Maine – September 6
Maryland – July 3
Massachusetts – September 6
Michigan – September 6
Minnesota – September 6
Mississippi – June 12
Missouri – June 12
Montana – June 27
Nebraska – June 19
Nevada – September 6
New Hampshire – June 19
New Jersey – September 6
New Mexico – September 6
New York – September 6
North Carolina – September 6
North Dakota – June 19
Ohio – June 26 – September 6
Oklahoma – June 26
Oregon – September 6
Pennsylvania – September 6 –
Rhode Island – September 6
South Carolina – June 26
South Dakota – June 26
Tennessee – July 3
Texas – June 26
Utah – June 26
Vermont – September 6
Virginia – September 6
Washington – September 6
West Virginia – June 19
Wisconsin – September 6
Wyoming – June 19

Originally published on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm ET.



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