Unemployment checks http://www.kplu.org en Fed. spending cuts to lower Wash. unemployment checks http://www.kplu.org/post/fed-spending-cuts-lower-wash-unemployment-checks <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">State officials say federal automatic budget cuts will lower an unemployment benefits program for people in Washington.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Employment Security Department announced Wednesday that beginning on May 19 "emergency unemployment compensation" will be reduced by 21.08 percent under the so-called sequester. Emergency unemployment compensation is a federally funded program that is available for people who run out of state-funded benefits.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:37:42 +0000 The Associated Press 8708 at http://www.kplu.org Washington still issues unemployment benefits the old fashioned way http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-still-issues-unemployment-benefits-old-fashioned-way <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; In this era of plastic, Washington still issues unemployment benefits the old fashioned way: by check. That&#39;s a stark contrast to neighboring Oregon where jobless benefits are loaded on a debit card. So what are the trade-offs?</p><p>Currently in Washington about 180,000 people are receiving unemployment. Half of them are signed up for direct deposit.</p><p>The rest get a check in the mail. It costs the state 45 cents to issue each check &ndash; most of that is postage.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 17:51:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2223 at http://www.kplu.org End of emergency unemployment benefits means final checks for thousands in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/end-emergency-unemployment-benefits-means-final-checks-thousands-washington <p>Nearly 100,000 people in Washington will get letters this week, letting them know how soon their unemployment benefits will run out.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.esd.wa.gov/uibenefits/fileweekly/extension/euc-phaseout.php"> Emergency assistance for the long-term jobless has expired.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:09:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 246 at http://www.kplu.org End of emergency unemployment benefits means final checks for thousands in Washington Unemployment checks delayed by work on state computers http://www.kplu.org/post/unemployment-checks-delayed-work-state-computers <P>A massive computer programming project is putting a slight delay on some unemployment checks in Washington. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:32:16 +0000 The Associated Press 231 at http://www.kplu.org Unemployment checks delayed by work on state computers