Friday, February 13, 2009

Washington State to Increase unemployment benefits

According to the AP the Washington State legislature is set to increase the unemployment insurance payouts to thousands of Washingtonians.

The bill would boost the minimum weekly benefit amount from $129 to $155, and all unemployed workers would receive an additional $45 a week.

That makes the minimum payment $200 per week, and the maximum $586.

The temporary increases would take effect May 3 and end with claims filed on or before Jan. 3, 2010.

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