With at least 24 GOP-led states set to end federal unemployment assistance before they’re set to expire on Sept. 6, million of Americans are going to need to dust off those resumes and start helping reduce the massive job shortage after being paid to stay home for over a year.
The benefits set to lapse include not only the additional $300 weekly federal supplement, but programs for gig workers and others who typically don’t qualify for aid “(Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA) and for the long-term unemployed (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, or PEUC) in most cases,” according to CNBC, which has provided this handy guide to states set to end benefits, and when:
- June 12: Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri
- June 19: Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming
- June 26: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas
- June 27: Montana, Oklahoma, Utah
- July 3: Tennessee
- July 10: Arizona
Several states are even offering financial incentives for people who find new jobs, including Arizona, Montana, New Hampshire and Oklahoma.