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Republican governors are canceling unemployment but Biden’s Labor Department may step in and provide some of it instead

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After last Friday’s weak jobs report, over a dozen GOP-led states have announced that they’ll be pulling out of federal unemployment benefits, with governors saying they want to urge workers to get back to work. 

“Federal pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs initially provided displaced Iowans with crucial assistance when the pandemic began,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said in her announcement that the state would pull out of benefits on June 12. “But now that our businesses and schools have reopened, these payments are discouraging people from returning to work.”

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