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California Unemployment: Some Federal Jobless Benefits to End

Los Angeles Times (04/25/12) Marc Lifsher

Since California’s economy has shown signs of improvement and its unemployment rate fell to 11% in March, FED-ED, a federal extension of unemployment insurance benefits, will end May 12. This means that nearly 100,000 unemployed residents will lose jobless benefits at that time. Additionally, the maximum time for benefits will fall from 99 weeks currently to 89 weeks on May 13, 79 weeks on May 27, and 73 weeks on Sept. 2.