Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Thousands of Mass. Unemployed Losing Benefits.

 

Getty Images

 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 development is hitting Massachusetts the hardest because it has significantly higher-than-average percentage of people who have been out of a job for six months or more. Officials say 141,000 people in the Bay State are losing benefits.

The Massachusetts unemployment rate has been creeping up over the year ending in November, going from 6.7 percent to 7.1 percent. That is in contrast to the national rate that declined from 7.8 percent in November 2012 to 7 percent last month. (Associated Press)

Best of WBSM

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.