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Gov. Stitt announces extra unemployment benefits to end in June

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FOX 23 Tulsa KOKI
 2021-05-17
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Changes to enhanced unemployment benefits in Oklahoma are expected in June.

Gov. Stitt announced during a press conference Monday that he will end enhanced federal pandemic-related employment benefits on June 26.

The state will launch a $1,200 incentive for anyone who gets a job and stop receiving unemployment benefits, according to Gov. Stitt.

The benefits that are ending currently give people an extra $300 a week.

Stitt says he believe the extra benefits is contributing to people not wanting to work post-COVID.

People who are getting unemployment will still get it, but they will not get the extra $300.

This is a developing story.

Check this story for updates.

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