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1,500 in region lose jobless benefits as 99-week window closes

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An estimated 1,500 Capital Region residents got their last unemployment benefit check this week. Known as the “99-weekers,” they represent the group of people who have been receiving jobless payments for 99 weeks and are at the end of the collection road, since there is no other extension plan or tier of additional benefits left. “The longest you can get on unemployment insurance is 99 weeks. Since there’s no extension beyond that, we’ll start seeing ...

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