Nebraska To End Pandemic Unemployment Bonuses

LINCOLN- Nebraska will end a $300-a-week unemployment bonus that has been going to jobless workers during the pandemic.

Gov. Pete Ricketts made the announcement as he declared a return to normalcy and rescinded the last of his virus-related executive orders. Nebraska joins at least 22 other Republican-led states that are halting the additional unemployment benefits, including assistance for gig workers and the self-employed, who don’t normally qualify. Ricketts says the extra benefits will end June 19.

The state is also stopping pandemic assistance for people who earn money from both self-employment and wages and a program that extended regular benefits once they were exhausted.