Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri will end the state’s participation in Federal Unemployment Benefits that were put in place due to COVID-19 on Saturday, June 12th.
The Governor made the announcement at a new conference held Tuesday afternoon. He says the benefits were meant to be temporary and suggested that the benefits are adding to a workforce shortage in Missouri.
The Governor didn’t cite specific data regarding the workforce shortage, but did say that it is a common sense action in response to clear observations that can be made around Missouri that workers are needed. The Governor cited over 221,000 known job postings across the state.
The federal supplement was providing claimants as much or more than $620 per week. $300 of that was federal money.