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Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

By Scott Neuman A three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday. The 60-37 vote indicates there’s enough Republican support to move the Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which … Continue reading

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How Our Economy Lost $400 Million in One Week Alone

By George Zornick Long-term unemployment benefits expired on December 28, meaning an absence of checks this week for more than 1 million jobless Americans. That’s bad news for them, of course—but also the rest of us. According to a new analysis … Continue reading

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Unemployment Benefits Are Ending for 1.3 Million Americans. What’s That All About?

By Erika Eichelberger On December 28, 1.3 million people will lose their unemployment insurance. That’s because Congress failed to add an extension of those benefits into the budget deal that will likely pass the Senate this week. Here is some … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown For Extended Unemployment Benefits

By Arthur Delaney For one happy week in January, Casey O’Connell and her husband, Gerry Ferguson, both had jobs. Ferguson, an Iraq war vet, had been out of work 15 months when he landed employment with Pennsylvania’s workforce development system. … Continue reading

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Calling on Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits this Holiday Season

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The long, lonely search for a job

By Dan Horn Ray Ross opens the spiral notebook and grimaces as he reads the numbers on the page. One side shows his family’s income for the month, the other lists the bills. It’s a simple equation, neatly written by … Continue reading

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99ers and the Long-term Unemployed Are the Elephants in the Economic Recovery Room

Excellent article by Michael Thornton. This is a book-end to the earlier post, “Employment rate for black men at record low.” Michael Thornton: 99ers and the Long-term Unemployed Are the Elephants in the Economic Recovery Room.

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States Shortchange The Unemployed With Junk Debit Card Fees: Study

Unemployment benefits are not much. They seldom take care of a person’s basic needs, much less a family’s. Having fees attached to the debit card is not fair at all. States Shortchange The Unemployed With Junk Debit Card Fees: Study.

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Desperation Grows as Jobless Benefits Run Out

Ms. Jarron’s plight is not unusual, it is becoming commonplace. This is an extremely sad state of affairs. We need to pressure our elected officials to help everyone who is unemployed. We cannot be “snookered” into believing that illegal immigration affects this … Continue reading

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Unemployment Extension Standoff, Day 36: Blaming The Unemployed

This is unconscionable. We voted for these people to represent all of us. This is how they do their jobs. Senators, as well as any member of Congress have jobs and can more than pay their own bills. Who are … Continue reading

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