Report: Nearly 70,000 unemployed Arizonans to lose benefits - Tucson News Now

Report: Nearly 70,000 unemployed Arizonans to lose benefits this month

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisors shows that 67,000 unemployed workers in Arizona will lose their unemployment benefits by Dec. 28.

Arizona AFL-CIO called on Congress to immediately extend unemployment insurance, according to a news release.

Congressional inaction before Dec.28 would end support for more than 1.3 million unemployed people across the United States.

Arizona AFL-CIO officials said about 36 percent of "jobless workers" searched for work over the past six months.

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