24K State Residents May Lose Unemployment Benefits at Year’s End
Thousands of jobless workers in Wisconsin will lose unemployment benefits when the federal program that provides the benefits expires at the end of the year.
“They’ll have their unemployment benefits cut off immediately,” says Cornelius. “Then there’s another about 42,000 people in Wisconsin who right now are receiving the state-funded benefits. Over the first half of 2014, they’ll exhaust the state benefits and would have moved to the federal benefits, but that won’t be there.”