Oregon unemployment benefits expire

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Oregon's falling unemployment rate means the state is ineligible for federal extended benefits.

That means the days of collecting up to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits are over.
"The maximum now would be 79 weeks, but for the most part it’s going to be less than that," said Craig Spivey, an Oregon Employment Department spokesman.
In addition, another set of federal unemployment benefits is set to vanish in December unless Congress acts. Without that, Oregonians would be eligible for just 26 weeks of state benefits.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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