In less than a week, more than 1,000 Granite Staters will receive their last payment for extended unemployment benefits, as the program with nearly 1.3 million recipients nationwide expires.
Officials with the state’s employment security office didn’t have figures for how many people in Cheshire County receive long-term unemployment benefits, but said the number of people locally and statewide who qualify for the program is down significantly from a couple years ago.
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