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Louisiana is poised to become the first Democratic-led state to end unemployment benefits

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Half of all states in the country have opted out of federal unemployment benefits early, which is set to impact an estimated 4 million workers and cost states’ economies $12 billion. Four states ended their benefits on Saturday.

All of those 25 states are helmed by GOP governors, but a new wrinkle in the unemployment story has emerged: Louisiana, led by a Democrat, seems poised to end its participation in federal unemployment benefits at the end of July.

Local news outlet WAFB reported that Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t made a decision details ⇒

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