OLYMPIA, Wash. - Under a new Washington law that takes effect Monday more unemployed workers will be entitled to jobless benefits while enrolled in training programs.
The support has been available only to dislocated workers. It now becomes available to the disabled, low-income, members of the National Guard or people recently discharged from the military.
The Employment Security Department says the change allows up to 52 weeks of jobless pay, rather than 26. And, people enrolled in approved training don't have to look for jobs in that time.