MO to End Participation in Federal Unemployment Benefits

Missouri will end the state’s participation in Federal Unemployment Benefits that were put in place due to COVID-19. Governor Mike Parson said during a press conference yesterday that the benefits were meant to be temporary and suggested that the benefits are adding to a workforce shortage in Missouri. 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. Participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs will end on June 12.