State Cutting Off Extended Unemployment Applications

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan says it will stop taking new extended unemployment benefit applications after Saturday because Congress has failed to renew the program.
The state Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth says about 162,000 Michiganians exhausted their jobless benefits from January through November and about 181,500 will exhaust their unemployment benefits from this December through April 2011, barring an extension by Congress.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm wrote congressional leaders last week, asking for extension of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.
Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Stephen Geskey says the state's own unemployment benefit program will continue to provide up to 26 weeks of benefits for the newly jobless.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 at 04:53 AM
    Happy Holidays! If you have a job. What a terrible thing to be doing, I am sorry but there is no excuse for the legislators to be doing nothing. This should be taken care before Thanksgiving. What a bunch of cold hard hearted people we have in government.
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