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Many Unemployed Nevadans To Lose Benefits

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(photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — About 20,000 unemployed Nevadans will face benefit cuts next month.

Officials say there will be a 50 percent reduction in the federal emergency unemployment compensation program, which provides extended benefits to long-term jobless.

Those getting regular unemployment benefits are not affected.

Nevada’s jobless rate is 9.6 percent, the highest in the nation.

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