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Floridians may soon see smaller unemployment assistance deposits.

There is a federal program that has been providing an additional $300 per week to what workers left jobless by Covid-19 have been receiving. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has been including that in the state’s assistance. Now, the state has announced that will be ending.

Beginning June 26, Florida will no longer be including the extra $300. They join 22 other states that also plan to end the extra benefit. The plan was scheduled to end in September.

In a press release from the Florida DEO, Dane Eagle, Secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said:

“…Florida’s economy has bounced back tremendously with over 460,000 jobs available throughout our state and the strongest economic conditions in the nation. Florida’s employers are also seeing employment growth, as more Floridians, including some who completely left the workforce, are now eagerly reentering the workforce. Transitioning away from this benefit will help meet the demands of small and large businesses who are ready to hire and expand their workforce.”

[Source: News Channel 8]

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