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Jobless in Wisconsin may lose federal unemployment benefits


WISCONSIN (WKOW)-- More than 10,000 jobless workers in Wisconsin may lose out on their federal unemployment benefits.

The state's unemployment rate has been under 7% for the past three months, which means Wisconsin no longer meets the threshold for the nine week federal unemployment compensation program.

That means unemployed workers are only eligible for a maximum of 54 weeks of benefits instead of 63 weeks. The U.S Department of Labor says it is notifying those affected.

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