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Vt. tightens unemployment benefits for seasonal workers

By Wilson Ring
Associated Press / November 18, 2011

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The state of Vermont is shortening the length of time seasonally unemployed people can be out of work before they need to look for other jobs, Governor Peter Shumlin said yesterday. Under the old system, people who were laid off from their seasonal jobs - such as in the ski industry or construction - didn’t need to look for new jobs while unemployed unless they were out of work for more than six months to nine months. Now they have to look for work after 10 weeks.

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