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Updated May 30, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Arizona will not be affected by loss of unemployment benefits

Unemployment checks will soon stop coming for about 100,000 Americans.

But Arizona appears to be out of the woods, for now.

"Six states losing a portion of some of the federal benefits that are called extended benefits," said Mark Darmer, Deputy Assistant Director for Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services at the Department of Economic Security. "Arizona actually triggered off of that program in June 2011."

However, there were some changes that were put into place when Congress completed the last extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program -- thousands of claimants in Arizona are receiving benefits under this program.

"There are some triggers associated with the state's unemployment rate," said Darmer. "Those will have an impact to Arizona as we reach those trigger points. We are monitoring that very closely.".


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