Emergency Unemployment Compensation http://www.kplu.org en 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'