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Extended Unemployment Benefits To Expire For 1,400
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont labor officials say hundreds of people could lose their unemployment benefits if Congress fails to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The federal unemployment insurance program that has been providing additional weeks of benefits to the long-term unemployed is set to expire.
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Unemployment Rate Down, Insurance Fund Still Insolvent
Monday, 12/13/10
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's unemployment rate is down one point over last year at this time, to 5.7%. But the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund that pays out benefits to unemployed Vermonters remains insolvent, with the state borrowing federal funds to keep paying benefits.
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Unemployment Fund Fares Better Than Projection
Monday, 12/13/10
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's Unemployment Insurance Fund continues to be insolvent, but the state will borrow less than originally projected to cover benefit payments this year.
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A Look At Vermont's Unemployment Insurance Fund
Wednesday, 05/05/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Linhdolm talks with Vermont's Labor Commissioner and an attorney with Vermont Legal Aid about the solvency of the state's Unemployment Insurance Fund.
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Compromise Plan For Jobless Fund
Wednesday, 05/05/10
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's unemployment insurance trust fund became insolvent in January. Lawmakers and the governor announced a plan to fix the system, but not everyone supports it. And an interview with Jane Ambrose, retiring director of the UVM Lane Series.
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Compromise Reached On Unemployment Insurance Fund
Monday, 05/03/10
By John Dillon
Governor Jim Douglas and Democratic leaders have reached a compromise that will erase a growing deficit in the state's unemployment insurance fund. The agreement calls for businesses to pay more, while workers will see a freeze in benefits.
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Senate Considers Payroll Tax For Unemployment
Tuesday, 02/23/10
A Vermont Senate committee is proposing a tax on workers that would be used to help fill the state's depleted unemployment insurance fund.
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Unemployment Up, Funds Dwindling
Tuesday, 01/26/10
By Steve Zind
As Vermont borrows $58 million to cover unemployment payments through March, we examine potential systemic changes that could lead the program back to solvency.
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Workers, Employers Take Hit Under Deficit Propoosal
Thursday, 11/05/09
By John Dillon
Workers - and their employers - will both take a hit under a proposal to fix a looming deficit in the state's unemployment insurance fund.
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VT Jobless Trust Fund To Meet
Monday, 11/02/09
A committee examining ways to prop up Vermont's unemployment insurance fund meets this week in Montpelier, and it's looking for public input.
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