Tuesday, December 21, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Department of Labor is processing extended benefit claims for unemployed Georgians who will qualify under legislation approved by Congress last week.
The legislation expands the extended benefits claim filing period for jobless Americans through Dec. 31, 2011. The bill does not provide additional benefits beyond 99 weeks.
The state Labor Department is identifying individuals who might meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the legislation. Individuals who meet the requirements are being notified by mail.
In November, Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 10.1 percent, above the national average.
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