AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Out of work Texans who receive unemployment benefits will get a $25 weekly increase because of the recent economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.

The Texas Workforce Commission announced the increase in a news release Tuesday. It is retroactive to Feb. 22 and covers claims filed through Dec. 26. It will be added automatically.

Texas Workforce Commission: www.texasworkforce.org

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