States are ending federal extended unemployment benefits
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Connecticut announced that it will be sending one-time $1,000 checks to unemployed residents who find a job as businesses across the state and country struggle to fill open positions.
The "Back to Work CT" bonus will be available to anyone who received unemployment benefits in the last week of May, but works for at least two months before the end of this year.
"This is the latest [tool] in our toolbox to maximize our state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic," Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday.
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The economy has started to rebound in recent months as more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, but businesses have struggled to find workers, with just 266,000 jobs added in April.
GOP lawmakers and business leaders have blamed enhanced unemployment benefits for the hiring slowdown, as the federal government is scheduled to continue offering the $300 a week supplement through Sept. 6 on top of regular state unemployment benefits.