Governor Kemp to end weekly $300 federal unemployment payments in Georgia

Thursday morning Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appeared on FOX news announcing that the state will end the $300 federal weekly jobless payments. Those payments were in addition to the pandemic unemployment checks.

The governor hopes this move will give residents a push to get back out into the workforce.

“We’ve got to get more people in the work force. We have a record number of jobs in Georgia. Georgia is open for business!” said Kemp.

The decision to end the $300 weekly federal unemployment will take effect in late June. For those still receiving unemployment benefits, you will still receive state jobless benefits up to $365 per week.

More updates on the announcement to come.

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