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December 12, 2013 at 11:27 AM

25,000 Washington residents to lose unemployment benefits this month

The state Employment Security Department estimates that 25,000 jobless workers in Washington will lose their unemployment benefits after Dec. 28, when the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ends. Congress began the program in July 2008, during the recession, and has extended it 11 times in the past five years. But a budget agreement recently reached in…


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