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Furloughed can apply for unemployment; must meet criteria

Published 1:34pm Monday, October 7, 2013

“Go ahead and apply for employment benefits. If you have worked at least 5 consecutive quarters and meet the other standard criteria, we have been advised from the U.S. Department of Labor to accept and process these claims just as any other claim.”

—Miss. Department of Labor  Communications Department Catherine Stokes

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