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'I’ve seen this on the horizon.' Washington's unemployed workers worry about losing extra $600

This photo shows a sign at the headquarters for Washington state's Employment Security Department Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.
Ted S. Warren
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The Associated Press
This photo shows a sign at the headquarters for Washington state's Employment Security Department Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

A federal benefit that added $600 to weekly unemployment payments is set to expire July 31. Last week was the final week for recipients to collect the extra funds. KNKX’s Rebekah Way spoke with residents who are receiving unemployment about what the change means for them.

Rebekah Way is an on-call news host at KNKX. She began her career in public radio as a news intern at KNKX, where she's also worked as an interim producer and reporter. Rebekah holds a life-long passion for music and also works as a professional musician and educator in the Seattle area.