U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that $88.2 million in new federal fundswill help unemployed Ohioans. The funds, passed as part of the economic recovery package, will provide unemployment insurance benefits to unemployed workers.

“Help for unemployed workers couldn’t come at a better time,” Brown said. “These funds will provide critical assistance to Ohio workers while stimulating the economy. They will be used to help unemployed Ohioans and their families make ends meet and will help displaced workers find new employment opportunities.”

The funds were authorized as part of the Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act, components of which were included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Brown has been a longtime advocate for modernizing our nation’s unemployment insurance system.

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