House Speaker John Boehner met by protesters
Nevada Republican U.S. Senator Dean Heller and Rhode Island Democratic Senator Jack Reed have introduced a bill to temporarily extend federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
Nevada businesses on average will pay $77 more per employee in state unemployment insurance taxes next year to try to shore up the state’s jobless benefits trust fund that was exhausted during the Great Recession as a record number of workers lost their jobs.
Employers would pay $72 a year more per employee in unemployment insurance under a plan approved by the Nevada Employment Security Council.