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Florida plans to end extra jobless benefits next month | Breaking News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida is joining a growing list of Republican-led states that plan to end participation in a federal program that gave an extra $300 per week in benefits to the unemployed during the pandemic.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Monday that the state will withdraw from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program effective June 26.

State labor officials said private-sector employment increased by 18,800 jobs last month and more than 460,000 online job postings were made throughout the state for job seekers.

“Florida’s employers are also seeing employment growth, as more Floridians, including some who

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Pamplin Media Group – Biden endorses Wyden overhaul of jobless benefits

Plan would tie payments to economic triggers and raise minimums paid by the states.

President Joe Biden has endorsed key concepts that Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has proposed to overhaul the nation’s unemployment benefit system, which has gone largely unchanged since the Great Depression more than 80 years ago.

Biden did so when he released details of his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, although he did not mention them during his speech to Congress on Wednesday, April 28.

The White House statement mentions the $2 billion that he included in his $1.9 trillion pandemic recovery plan, which he signed March

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