CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu said his state is preparing to stop providing extra pandemic unemployment benefits.
The granite state joins a list of others around the country who will stop providing an extra $300 per week for those who have lost their jobs or claim unemployment.
Sununu cited dwindling state unemployment rates as the reason for his decision -- also saying it would help push more people to return to work.
There is no specific date yet for when the program will end, but Sununu said it will happen "a lot sooner" than the federal government's plan to continue it until September.
In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker said the extra benefits program will remain in place.
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