December 1, 2010 7:08 AM

Congress fails to extend jobless benefits, hitting 21,000 Kentuckians

With Christmas less than a month away, more than 21,000 Kentuckians are expected to lose their unemployment benefits this week after Congress did not act Tuesday to extend emergency benefits, according to state officials. That number will surpass 75,000 within the next eight weeks if Congress keeps the benefits extension cut. Nationwide, the number of people slated to lose benefits is estimated at 2 million.

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