Nevadans to lose extended jobless benefits
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's falling jobless rate isn't good news for everybody.
Officials announced Monday that funding for State Extended Benefits for residents with long-term unemployment will be drying up early next month.
Federal officials have determined that Nevada's unemployment is low enough that the state isn't eligible for the emergency program. Nevada first signed on for it in February 2009.
About 5,500 Nevadans are collecting the benefits, which provide up to 20 additional weeks of unemployment checks for people who have maxed out basic benefits.
Nevada's unemployment rate remains the highest in the nation at 11.6 percent.