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More Extended Unemployment Benefits?

In a New York Times article just posted (here), Eric Eckholm writes:

"Tens of thousands of workers have already used up their benefits, and the numbers are expected to soar in the months to come, reaching half a million by the end of September and 1.5 million by the end of the year, according to new projections by the National Employment Law Project, a private research group."

He says that there is increasing pressure to add an additional 13 weeks of federally funded extended unemployment benefits.  Currently, unemployment benefits (state plus federal plans) vary from state to state, ranging from 46 to 79 weeks.  If the additional 13 weeks are added, some could receive unemployment benefits for up to 92 weeks.