Nevadans Could Lose Jobless Benefits
(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.