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Mass. Senate Considers Changes In Unemployment Aid

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill that would make changes in unemployment insurance that supporters say will lower costs for businesses. The measure passed 33-4 Thursday. It continues a freeze on unemployment insurance rates through 2017

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Thousands of Mass. Unemployed Losing Benefits.

 

 Thousands of Massachusetts residents who have been out of work for more than six months are being hit by the expiration of federal unemployment benefits.

Cash payments for the long-term unemployed were being cut off Saturday after Congress failed to extend the benefits before leaving for the holidays. The

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One Million Americans To Lose Unemployment Benefits

 

Unemployment benefits expire for more than a million Americans on Saturday.  They'll end for people who have been unemployed for more than half a year.  Approximately one-point-three-million Americans will be affected immediately, and more will be affected as time goes on.

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