Extra Unemployment Benefits Ended Saturday

Gov. Kay Ivey. (Photo by Janae Pierre, WBHM)

As of Saturday, Alabama’s unemployed workers will no longer receive extra federally funded benefits put in place to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Kay Ivey last month announced she was withdrawing the state from those programs effective June 19. Read more about her reasons and the effects on the unemployed in BirminghamWatch’s original reporting.

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