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Jobless Pay For 150,000 Californians At Risk

Congress reconvenes after Thanksgiving break
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SACRAMENTO (CBS) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are back to work after the long Thanksgiving holiday, and millions of Americans are eagerly waiting for their elected representatives to extend jobless benefits before they are set to expire.

The law authorizing the so-called Fed-Ed emergency extension for those in danger of losing benefits will expire on Nov. 30, and unless Congress approves an extension of benefits, federal funding for the Fed-Ed program would end, leaving an estimated 150,000 people here in California without any form of income.

California Employment Development Department spokeswoman Loree Levy explains the situation to KNX 1070’s Dick Helton.

To follow the latest developments concerning jobless benefits, visit the EDD’s website for more info.

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