Wisconsin’s unemployment rate continues to improve, as a result, the maximum number of weeks those without work can receive jobless benefits will decrease again. State workforce development officials say people with jobs will soon be limited to 60 weeks of unemployment benefits — that’s down from maximum of 73 weeks right now.
The change takes effect on June 23rd, and about 11,500 people will be getting benefits for fewer weeks than they had expected. The reduction in benefits was caused by a better jobless rate in the Badger State for the previous three months. That average fell from 7 percent to 6.8 percent.