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Washington State Losing 9 Weeks Of Unemployment Benefits

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials say that Washington state's long-term unemployment benefits will decrease by nine weeks next month.
    
Officials with the Employment Security Department said Wednesday that the decrease was triggered because the three-month average of the state's unemployment rate was below 7 percent.
    
Regular unemployment benefits last up to 26 weeks and are paid by the state. However, one long-term benefit program funded by the federal government currently lasts up to 37 weeks in Washington state and is triggered on and off by the state's unemployment rate. The federal benefit will drop from 37 weeks to 28 weeks on Aug. 11.
    
In total, the maximum weeks of unemployment benefits will drop from 63 to 54 for most eligible workers.  Officials estimate that approximately 26,000 unemployed workers will lose benefits by the end of the year.

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