How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

Publication: CNN Money

Author: Tami Luhby


04/23/2010 - Two years of unemployment benefits just isn't enough for some jobless Americans.

Though Congress has extended unemployment insurance to an unprecedented 99 weeks, the safety net is not proving sufficient for hundreds of thousands of people who say they simply cannot find a job in this weak economy.

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Nearly a quarter of all jobless have been out of work for a year or more, the highest rate since records started being kept shortly after World War II, according to the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative. That's equivalent to the entire state of Connecticut being unemployed.

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