Jobless Benefits http://kplu.org en Long-Term Unemployed Face End Of Benefits http://kplu.org/post/long-term-unemployed-face-end-benefits <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unemployment benefits are about to run out for tens of thousands of </span>Northwesterners<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Without a Congressional extension, payments will stop later this month to people who've been without a job for more than six months.</span></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:01:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 11703 at http://kplu.org Long-Term Unemployed Face End Of Benefits Murray: Budget Deal Better than Sequestration for Wash. State http://kplu.org/post/murray-budget-deal-better-sequestration-wash-state <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Patty Murray says the deal she reached with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan will spare Washington state residents from another round of across-the-board budget cuts—welcome news to researchers at the University of Washington.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:26:16 +0000 Ashley Gross 11626 at http://kplu.org Murray: Budget Deal Better than Sequestration for Wash. State Unemployed workers to be pushed off their own 'fiscal cliff' http://kplu.org/post/unemployed-workers-be-pushed-their-own-fiscal-cliff <p></p><p>Up to 60,000 people in Washington will lose their unemployment benefits at the end of the month. That’s because a federal &nbsp;program, called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, is set to expire.</p><p>The federal government has often been on the verge of cutting off extended unemployment benefits only to renew them at the last minute.&nbsp; Since the recession hit, the U.S. Congress has voted 10 times to continue the extended benefits program.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:33:12 +0000 Paula Wissel 7273 at http://kplu.org Unemployed workers to be pushed off their own 'fiscal cliff' State nabbing innocent job seekers in unempoyment crackdown? http://kplu.org/post/state-nabbing-innocent-job-seekers-unempoyment-crackdown <p>Recently, Washington&#39;s Employment Security Department sent out a news release announcing it had identified 9,000 people in 2010 who were not actively seeking work. The state said the individuals would have to pay back $23 million in benefits.</p><p>But those <a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/9-000-people-busted-for-not-seeking-work-while-on-1403424.php">claims of jobless benefit fraud </a>may be overstated. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 2166 at http://kplu.org State nabbing innocent job seekers in unempoyment crackdown? End of emergency unemployment benefits means final checks for thousands in Washington http://kplu.org/post/end-emergency-unemployment-benefits-means-final-checks-thousands-washington <p>Nearly 100,000 people in Washington will get letters this week, letting them know how soon their unemployment benefits will run out.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.esd.wa.gov/uibenefits/fileweekly/extension/euc-phaseout.php"> Emergency assistance for the long-term jobless has expired.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:09:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 246 at http://kplu.org End of emergency unemployment benefits means final checks for thousands in Washington Unemployment checks delayed by work on state computers http://kplu.org/post/unemployment-checks-delayed-work-state-computers <P>A massive computer programming project is putting a slight delay on some unemployment checks in Washington. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:32:16 +0000 The Associated Press 231 at http://kplu.org Unemployment checks delayed by work on state computers