Mar. 05, 2013 – Thousands of jobless workers in Georgia receiving federal Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) will soon see a reduction in their weekly benefits.
EUC is a federally funded benefit for long-term unemployed workers who have exhausted regular state unemployment insurance benefits.
The Georgia Department of Labor has been told by the U.S. Department of Labor to reduce EUC benefits by 10.7 percent.
That is effective the week beginning March 31.
There are presently over 61,000 recipients of EUC in Georgia.
The current maximum weekly benefit is $330, while the average benefit is $260.
Regular state-funded unemployment insurance benefits will not be affected.
The GDOL will notify jobless workers who will be affected.
Also, complete information will be available at www.dol.state.ga.us.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013