3.7 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits early… as 25 states exit federal programs

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  • Twenty-five states are ending their participation in federal unemployment programs before their expiration Sept. 6. Maryland’s announcement Tuesday was the most recent.
  • All but two Republican-led states are ending the benefits early. Their decisions affect at least 3.7 million people, according to a CNBC analysis.
  • Those affected will lose a $300 weekly supplement. In most states, benefits for the self-employed and long-term unemployed will also end entirely.

Around 3.7 million Americans will be affected by states’ early withdrawal from federal unemployment programs, according to a CNBC analysis of Labor Department data.

In the past month, 25 states have announced plans to end pandemic-era benefits ahead of their formal expiration Sept. 6. Some states are ending the aid as early as June 12.

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Maryland on Tuesday became the latest state to announce its withdrawal, effective July 3. The other 24 states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.





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