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Thu May 13, 2021, 11:29 AM

Georgia to join GOP-led states ending extra jobless aid payments [View all]

Source: The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gov. Brian Kemp said the state will end the extra $300 in weekly jobless payments that thousands of Georgians receive on top of their unemployment checks during the pandemic, part of what he described as an effort to push more residents into the workforce.


The Republican announced the decision on Thursday in a Fox News interview, saying the incentives are “hurting our productivity not only in Georgia, but around the country.”

The subsidies are set to end in mid-to-late June.

“This is an issue I’m getting pounded on every day by our small business owners and many Georgians,” Kemp said. “They need some help.”

While small businesses called for the move, many of the people receiving benefits say the money has been essential to paying for housing and food. While many low-wage jobs are open, many of the jobless were better paid before the pandemic and are searching for something that matches their experience and abilities.



Read more: https://www.ajc.com/ajcjobs/georgia-to-join-gop-led-states-ending-extra-jobless-aid-payments/CXFLK2OGM5CI5NPDF5DMYYOVKM/



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