Gordon ends pandemic programs

Governor withdraws Wyoming from COVID-era unemployment programs

On May 11, Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming would end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits. The reason for the decision, according to the announcement, was to address workforce shortages being felt throughout the state.

The programs providing the supplemental unemployment benefits were made available through federal laws initiated in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020. The additional payments provided through the two federal acts w...


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