unemployment compensation http://www.kplu.org en Shutdown Mop Up: Wash., Idaho Seek Unemployment Payback http://www.kplu.org/post/shutdown-mop-wash-idaho-seek-unemployment-payback <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington is looking for payback this week—that is, the state wants recently furloughed federal workers to repay unemployment benefits.</span></p><p>The 16-day partial government shutdown lasted long enough for some furloughed federal workers to collect one week of unemployment benefits. But when Congress made the deal to end the shutdown, it included back pay for the furloughed workers.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:56:08 +0000 Tom Banse 10585 at http://www.kplu.org Unemployed workers to be pushed off their own 'fiscal cliff' http://www.kplu.org/post/unemployed-workers-be-pushed-their-own-fiscal-cliff <p></p><p>Up to 60,000 people in Washington will lose their unemployment benefits at the end of the month. That’s because a federal &nbsp;program, called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, is set to expire.</p><p>The federal government has often been on the verge of cutting off extended unemployment benefits only to renew them at the last minute.&nbsp; Since the recession hit, the U.S. Congress has voted 10 times to continue the extended benefits program.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:33:12 +0000 Paula Wissel 7273 at http://www.kplu.org Unemployed workers to be pushed off their own 'fiscal cliff'