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A new report warns that more than two million Americans will lose their federal unemployment benefits, if Congress fails to extend the jobless-aid program. A…
This report describes the history of temporary federal extensions to unemployment benefits from 1980 to the present. Among these extensions is the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program created by P.L. 110-252 (amended by P.L. 110-449, P.L. 111-5, P.L. 111-92, P.L. 111-118, P.L. 111-144, P.L. 111-157, P.L. 111-205, P.L. 111-312, P.L. 112-78, P.L. 112-96, and P.L. 112-240).
This report contains five sections. The first section provides background information on unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. It also provides a brief summary of UC benefit exhaustion and how exhaustion rates are related to the business cycle.
The second section provides the definition of a recession as well as the determination process for declaring a recession. It also provides information on the timing of all recessions since 1980.
The third section summarizes the legislative history of federal extensions of unemployment benefits. It includes information on the permanently authorized extended benefit (EB) program as well as information on temporary unemployment benefit extensions. It also includes a brief discussion on the role of extended unemployment benefits as part of an economic stimulus package.
The fourth section provides figures examining the timing of recessions and statistics that may be considered for determining extending unemployment benefits.
The fifth section briefly discusses previous methods for financing these temporary programs. In particular it attempts to identify provisions in temporary extension legislation that may have led to increases in revenue or decreases in spending related to unemployment benefits.
This report will be updated to reflect new laws extending unemployment benefits.
The change affected 1.3 million people on Saturday and will affect hundreds of thousands more who remain jobless in the months ahead.
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Extend US benefits to help NC jobless
It was one of the more shameful moments in the not-exactly-illustrious rule of Republicans in the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. Last summer, GOP lawmakers cut state unemployment benefits knowing it would mean that jobless North …
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US Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or …
In December, Congress allowed federal emergency unemployment insurance to expire. Since then, more than 2 million unemployed Americans have been left in the lurch. In Illinois, nearly 171,000 people have lost or will lose their unemployment benefits.
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Scorecard on jobless benefits
Scott Rhodes: “5. I don't know how long we should provide unemployment benefits. But, since the policies of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Kay Hagan and the other Democrats who control the Senate are primarily responsible for the slow growth …
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Senate clears way for debate of unemployment benefits extension
Senate Democrats are launching their fourth try to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed, signaling just how much political payoff they think the issue offers in an election year — though analysts said it may not be enough to grab the spotlight …
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Restoring unemployment benefits, with a push from NJ: Editorial
When Congress gave jobless Americans a last-minute holiday lump of coal – allowing extended unemployment benefits to expire for 1.3 million people, right after Christmas – the widespread belief was that cooler heads would restore the program early this …
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Congress May Extend Corporate Tax Breaks But Not Unemployment Benefits
And despite the long list of things you might think Congress should be working on at this very moment – like extending unemployment benefits or addressing failing schools or crumbling infrastructure – Congress is working on extending those tax breaks …
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In a press conference with seven of his Senate colleagues, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) promoted legislation to repeal military pension cut…
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NJ unemployment insurance http://www.unemployment-extension.org/unemployment-insurance-nj.php File for an extension anytime atL http://www.unemployment-exte…
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From MSNBC.com. January 15, 2014. NOW with Alex Wagner. Interview Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed stopped for 1.3 million Americans at the end of December. Kwame Holman recaps the political debate over resta…