Jobless Benefits Cut in Some States

Though the jobs picture is brightening nationally, the average unemployed worker 55 and older has been out of work for nearly 45 weeks. If you’re in this group, you may have something else to worry about: a cut in benefits. [See related: Find a job, start a business.] The length of jobless benefits has been trimmed and the amount of weekly payments has also been cut in some states. The cutbacks reflect the trend of an improving economy. But they’re …