04/29/2010 - Since the U.S. recession began in December 2007, Congress has extended the duration of weekly unemployment benefits for the jobless three times. Now, the lawmakers may have reached their limit.
They are quietly drawing the line at 99 weeks of aid, a mark that hundreds of thousands of Americans have already reached. In coming months, the number of those who will receive their final government check is projected to top 1 million.
About 3.4 million Americans have been out of work for more than a year, according to a study by the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative.
Read the entire article More Than a Million May Lose Jobless Aid Due to Deficit Concern on the San Francisco Chronicle Web site.