TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Floridians receiving the weekly $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefit will no longer be able to collect that payment as of June 26, the state announced in a news release Monday.

Several other federal jobless benefits programs — including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation — will expire on Sept. 6.

"Transitioning away from this (FPUC) benefit will help meet the demands of small and large businesses who are ready to hire and expand their workforce," said Dane Eagle, Secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, in the release.

State labor officials said private-sector employment increased by 18,800 jobs last month and more than 460,000 online job postings were made throughout the state for job seekers.

Someone who is self-employed and currently receiving the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation now earns $125 for PUA plus $300 for FPUC per week. After June 26, that person will only receive up to $125 per week.

The federal benefits for the unemployed came on top of the state benefits which top off at $275 a week, among the lowest in the nation.

Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, was quick to respond to the decision.

"It’s been made clear time and time again that Florida’s governor does not care about our state's workers," Eskamani said in a statement. "Not only did he dismiss bipartisan efforts during the legislative session to increase Florida’s criminally low weekly benefit amount by $100, but today his administration has decided to strip away critical federal support that hundreds of thousands of people rely on.

"It’s shameful that Florida’s political leaders would choose ideological talking points and call workers lazy versus listen to the obstacles workers have faced in finding suitable work in our still recovering economy. Our office continues to be flooded with phone calls and emails from folks missing weeks, if not months, of unemployment benefits. The state should prioritize people in need — not make it harder for them to get back on their feet." 

At least 22 other states also have announced plans to end the enhanced benefits early. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.