BACK TO WORK, FELLOW TEXANS: Abbott: Texas opting out of federal pandemic unemployment benefits effective June 26. This includes the $300 weekly unemployment check from federal officials.

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AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott announced to the U.S. Department of Labor on Monday that the state will be opting out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021.

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According to a statement from the governor’s office, this includes the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

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