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Declining jobless rate ends benefits for some

Nevada's improving economy has a downside for unemployed workers.

Officials announced Monday that the unemployment rate is low enough that Nevada is no longer eligible to pay State Extended Benefits, which assist 5,500 Nevadans who have exhausted other jobless benefits. Those Nevadans won't receive checks after July 7.

The State Extended Benefits program is only available to states that have an unemployment rate at least 10 percent higher than the same month in one of the three previous years. Nevada has met that requirement since February 2009. But May's 11.8 percent rate would have to be 12 percent or higher …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 19, 2012 01:02PM Published Jun 19, 2012 01:01PM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.