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Jobless benefits end, stranding thousands

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Unemployed chef Luis Gomez visited the state employment center Thursday, thinking that he had nearly a year before his unemployment checks stop coming.

He doesn’t. A federal program that extended jobless benefits expires on Saturday, immediately dumping more than 220,000 in California alone from long-term unemployment insurance rolls and lopping off nearly nine months of coverage for more recently unemployed workers such as Gomez.

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