Monday, April 9, 2012

Federal Benefits Program Ending in Wisconsin as Unemployment Rate Improves

This past weekend the federal extended benefits program ended in Wisconsin. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) says it’s all due to the continued improvement in the State's unemployment rate.

The state was notified of the change last month, posted the info on their website, and send out notifications to more than 7,700 people. After this week, the number of weeks you can collect benefits from 86 to 73.

The state’s three month average seasonally adjusted rate fell to 7 percent in February, meaning Wisconsin no longer meets the federally required threshold for the 13 week program.

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