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Nine weeks of extended jobless benefits to go away

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - About 10,500 unemployed Wisconsinites will soon lose up to nine weeks of extended benefits.

That’s because the state’s jobless rate has dropped below 7 percent.

After September 14th, those who exhaust 54 weeks of total jobless benefits will not get a previously-granted extension of up to nine weeks.

Wisconsin normally offers a maximum of 26 weeks of jobless benefits – but the federal government approved a number of extensions to help people cope during the Great Recession.

All extended benefits are scheduled to expire on December 28th. 

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