For Your Benefits
If you're one of the many in this state -- especially this city -- still out of work, it looks like the House is about to ride in to the rescue again. This week, lawmakers will take up an emergency measure to extend unemployment benefits an extra 13 weeks. The bill's being put forward by Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott of Washington, and it's expected to whiz through without much trouble. The additional money would be available to anyone unemployed in a state where the jobless rate is above 8.5-percent. (If you can do basic math, you know that we qualify.)
The national unemployment rate, by the way, currently stands at 9.7-percent.
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