Over 400 Lake County Residents Lose Employment Insurance

The Cal­i­for­nia Employ­ment Devel­op­ment Depart­ment says 454 Lake County res­i­dents lost their unem­ploy­ment insur­ance on Decem­ber 28th when that ben­e­fit wasn’t renewed. Across the nation, 1.3 mil­lion peo­ple lost the insur­ance, includ­ing nearly 213,793 peo­ple in Cal­i­for­nia. An addi­tional 200,000 have peo­ple have lost their unem­ploy­ment cov­er­age since then. If the unem­ploy­ment insur­ance isn’t restored before Jan­u­ary 28th, Another 100,000 Amer­i­cans will lose their unem­ploy­ment ben­e­fits. Mem­bers of Con­gress, includ­ing those that rep­re­sent Cal­i­for­nia, are work­ing on pass­ing the Emer­gency Unem­ploy­ment Com­pen­sa­tion Exten­sion Act, which would extend emer­gency unem­ploy­ment insur­ance for three months to give Con­gress an oppor­tu­nity to develop a longer term solution.