Sequester trims cash payments to the long-term unemployed

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Federal budget cuts stemming from the sequester are leaving the long-term unemployed with less cash from a safety net program aimed at helping them stay afloat between jobs. The across-the-board cuts have reduced the maximum benefit paid under the federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation program by an average of $62, according to new data released by the National Employment Law Project, which advocates for workers, the jobless and the safety net in general. In some states, the cuts a...

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