Mirror Staff / Union Leader

Gov. Chris Sununu says he plans to eliminate the extra $300 federal weekly payment to unemployment recipients before the benefit expires in September.

“I can promise you the $300 stipend is not going all the way until September,” Sununu told nearly 200 people listening to a virtual New Hampshire Economic Summit on Thursday. “We’re looking at ending it in the short-term to be sure.”

Many business owners across the state have complained during the pandemic that previous $600 weekly unemployment bonus payments and later the current $300 payments keeps some employees from returning to their jobs as they can sometimes make more staying home. That is on top of a maximum $427 a week in regular unemployment.

The Union Leader Article can be read here:https://www.unionleader.com/news/business/whats_working/gov-sununu-plans-to-end-extra-300-unemployment-bonus-early/article_7b3e1417-77eb-5128-bd73-b906640be510.html