Extra $300 Unemployment Benefit Coming to End as Money Runs Out

Route Fifty: States are telling unemployed people that an extra $300 a week unemployment payment that they have been receiving under a federally-funded program is coming to a close after six weeks, with the benefit extending only through the period ending Sept. 5.

Missouri, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Texas are among the states that have notified residents that the extra benefit, paid on top of standard state unemployment benefits, is ending. The states say that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has told them that the money that was made available for the payments is running out.

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