Gov. Stitt announces extra unemployment benefits to end in June
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.
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