Friday, December 27, 2013

Unemployment cuts to affect thousands locally, millions nationwide

A government report says, in our region, nearly 40-thousand Ohioans will lose their benefits on December 28th, along with nearly 20,000 in Kentucky and about 6,300 in West Virginia.

That is because Congress has decided to bring down the number of weeks a person can draw unemployment to pre-recession levels.

Benefits were extended from 23 weeks up to 63 weeks, in some states, to help blunt the effects of the 2008 financial collapse.