(Washington, DC)  —  Thousands of Nevadans could stop getting unemployment benefits if Congress does not extend benefits by January 1st.  State officials warn the gridlock over jobless funding and payroll tax cuts means about 3800 people would lose their jobless checks each week.  It would affect mainly people who are still looking for work after the first 26 weeks, when federal funding kicks in.  Nearly 85,000 Nevadans now get jobless benefits averaging just over $300 a week.

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  1. Rich says:

    I’ve applied/submiited a resume to over 300 jobs of all kinds even though I have an accounting background. I need my unemployment to survive but thinking of the country as a whole, I hope something can be worked out to help our future, not just our politics.

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