- An estimated 1.3M people are set to lose extended unemployment benefits when funding for those benefits runs out tomorrow. Since 2008, the federal government has provided money to those who are without a job for longer than 26 weeks, with claimants being able to receive money for up to 99 weeks in some states.
- Democrats plan to try to reinstate the provisions in the New Year, although Republicans are opposed, arguing that the extended payments just encourage unemployment.
Over 1M people set to lose unemployment benefits
Dec 27 2013, 03:42 ET