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Loss of unemployment benefits threatens Louisianians

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - With the unemployment benefits bill still being debated in Washington, D.C., Louisiana residents are at risk.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission offers employment opportunities as well as HI-SET courses beginning January 17th.

But even with the resources provided by the workforce commission - many people still rely on unemployment benefits between jobs.

"We do have some individuals that are about to exhaust their benefits.  If the bill does not pass, that's going to shorten the time for those searching for a job, the availability of having an income.  It's easier if you have an income and job search at the same time," said Elaine Morace with the workforce commission.

No word on when the bill could move forward in Congress.

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