Senate Votes on Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits

By Dari Mandell

With the state’s unemployment rate at more than nine percent many New Jerseyans who come to unemployment offices and career centers remain frustrated.  To help ease that frustration the Senate Labor Committee voted on a bill to extend federal unemployment benefits.  To determine an extension, Washington compares the existing unemployment rate over the past three months to what it was two years ago.

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2 Responses to Senate Votes on Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits

  1. Sheldon Schwartz says:

    Can you please clarify the story about the “Senate Votes on Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits.”
    I have exhausted my 4 tiers of unemployment benefites, collecting for about 92 weeks. I believe i am one of the “99ers.” Would passage of this bill allow me to collect additional benefits?

    Thank you,
    Sheldon Schwartz

    • NJN News Desk says:

      The Senate committee passed the bill but the entire Senate hasn’t voted on it yet.

      You should check with the Department of Labor or a local unemployment office to get specifics regarding your eligibility.

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