Here’s a timeline of when $300 weekly unemployment benefits will expire in every state
Amid the COVID-19 recession last spring, finding a job was perhaps the hardest it had been since the Great Depression. After all, the 14.7% jobless rate in April 2020 was the highest mark since 1940. Since, the economy has experienced one of the swiftest recoveries on record, with the unemployment rate at 5.8% as of May. Now, it’s employers who are grumbling about finding workers.
That tightening job market has resulted in many Republican leaders and business groups calling for an end to the weekly $300 pandemic unemployment benefit, which is paid on top of state unemployment insurance checks. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce argues the weekly payments are incentivizing some jobless Americans from going back to work. The Biden administration disagrees with that economic assessment. But that isn’t stopping states from opting out: Already, 25 Republican governors have announced their state will opt out of the federal program before its expiration in September.
But not all of these 25 Republican-led states will end the program at the same time.
To help jobless Americans prepare for the lapse of the benefit, Fortune has created a state-by-state timeline of when $300 weekly enhanced unemployment payments will end.
June 27: Montana
June 30: South Carolina
July 10: Arizona
September 6: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Vermont.
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