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Ohio Will End Additional Federal Assistance To Unemployed


Gov. Mike DeWine has announced Ohio will cut off the additional $300 in weekly federal assistance going to unemployed workers. DeWine says this is another step in restoring the market while others call it a mistake. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. 

DeWine says companies around the state are having trouble finding workers to fill job openings and says the extra $300 a week going towards people who are unemployed is playing a role. 

“In some cases certainly discouraging people from going back at this point in time. The assistance was always, always intended to be temporary.” 

But some think ending additional assistance on June 26 is a mistake. The liberal think tank Policy Matters Ohio says the best way for employers to attract new workers is to pay a higher wage and offer benefits. 

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