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Policy Change Would Extend Unemployment Benefits for Jobless West Virginians

August 4, 2009 by

More than 6,100 jobless workers in West Virginia will run out of unemployment benefits by the end of 2009. West Virginia could provide additional help to these workers under provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. States with high unemployment rates may provide up to 20 more weeks of Extended Benefits, fully paid by the federal government. Read