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Gov. Kemp pulls Georgia out of federal unemployment benefits, citing labor shortages
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Hiring signs are posted outside many retailers, including several lining the front of Kroger on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville on May 13, 2021. - photo by Shannon Casas
Gov. Brian Kemp has announced he will end the state’s participation in federal COVID-related unemployment benefits. The $300 federal unemployment supplements were a part of a pandemic stimulus package passed by Congress earlier this year.