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May 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Some unemployment benefits in Washington to drop 21 percent

The Associated Press State officials say federal automatic budget cuts will lower an unemployment-benefits program for people in Washington. The Employment Security Department announced Wednesday that beginning on May 19 “emergency unemployment compensation” will be reduced by 21.08 percent under the so-called sequester. Emergency unemployment compensation is a federally funded program that is available for people who…


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