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Requests for jobless benefits on the rise

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Emmanuel Borromeo, a Maui construction worker who has been out of work for 46 weeks, went to the unemployment insurance claims office on Punchbowl Street yesterday to see if he could get an extension of his unemployment benefits. Borromeo, who moved in with his son in Hawaii Kai when work ran out, is one of thousands for whom jobless benefits have expired.

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