We need a new economic statistic, given the longevity of this likely double-dip recession: # Unemployment Claims Expired, despite all the extensions. For example, unemployed in CT get a whopping 72 weeks' unemployment benefits. Amazingly, 15,000 folks just lost those and remain unemployed, but no longer counted. How will they eat?
Crime. There are now reports of rampant theft of unemployment checks et al since the benefit expiration. This is only the beginning.