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Unemployment Bonus Stops

FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Many new college graduates are struggling to find work as their first student loan payments loom on the horizon. Fewer entry-level jobs are available during the pandemic, and unemployment benefits typically aren’t accessible. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Federal unemployment benefits in Texas are set to lapse a week from Saturday.

Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott, as well as governors in several other states, opted out of the programs about three months earlier than they were set to expire.

That means that jobless Texans will no longer receive an extra $300 per week from the federal government.

Also on June 26, jobless Texans will no longer be able to turn down job offers and collect unemployment benefits due to health fears from the pandemic.

 

Story by: Chuck Williams


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