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Thousands To Lose Jobless Benefits If Congress Doesn't Act

(Portland, OR)  --  Thousands of unemployed Oregonians are set to lose their jobless benefits right after Christmas if Congress fails to extend Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and funding established through the CAREs Act.  The Oregon Employment Department says 70-thousand workers will lose their benefits on December 26th.  OED also estimates the current two-week freeze will impact roughly 51-thousand jobs. 

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