Gov. Mark Gordon speaks during a press conference Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, inside the Capitol in downtown Cheyenne. The media briefing included an update on the state’s continued response to COVID-19, as well as the announcement of a $7.5 million grant program available to the unemployed and underemployed due to COVID-19 to use for higher education. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming will end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits in order to address work- force shortages being felt throughout the state.

The programs were made available through federal laws initiated in response to the pandemic and include Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020.

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