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Congress urged to extend emergency jobless benefits

• McClatchy News
State labor officials on Monday urged Congress to renew emergency jobless benefits that have been available through economic stimulus funds, but are due to expire this month.

One million workers could lose their benefits in January without the extension, according to a new report on the stimulus act unemployment benefits, written by several labor advocacy groups.

"This is a lifeline," said Jim Garner, the secretary of the Kansas Department of Labor.


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