People receiving unemployment will no longer see the extra $600 in their accounts.
The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation ended this past week.
This program allocated $600 in addition to unemployment payments to each person collecting.
It was one of three programs created within the CARES Act as a way to help people get through the pandemic.
“Throwing that $600 a week in there was really a really necessary and useful cushion for a lot of people because they could not survive simply for what they could qualify for on a regular unemployment benefit and that’s what we’re seeing right now,” explained Sarah Arntson, the Communications Officer for North Dakota Job Service.
Republicans in the Senate have proposed replacing that $600 a week boost to $200 a week.