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White House: 99,000 Wisconsinites to lose unemployment benefits

6:07 PM, Dec. 10, 2013
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Obama administration officials said Tuesday that nearly 100,000 Wisconsinites will be cut off or become ineligible for unemployment benefits unless Congress acts in the next two weeks to extend benefits to the long-term unemployed.

Roughly 24,000 will be kicked off right away when the current program expires on Dec. 28, and another 75,000 who would qualify for the program next year would be out of luck.

Nationwide, the number who would lose out is 4.9 million, with 1.3 million cut off immediately - one third of the total receiving unemployment checks nationwide right now. ...

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