Congress extends unemployment benefits

Feb 15, 2012
But commentator Betsey Stevenson says they're only just masking the need to reform how we help the unemployed.

What the end of jobless benefits means to one unemployed worker

Dec 21, 2011
Stephanie Elsenpeter has been unemployed for over a year. Her jobless benefits will run out in January. So what's she going to do?

Fewer people seek jobless benefits

Dec 15, 2011
The number of people seeking jobless benefits fell last week to the fewest since May 2008. The four-week average has fallen in 10 of the past 12 weeks.

Deadlines loom for Congress

Dec 14, 2011
The House and the Senate face a number of decisions before they can head off for the holidays. Is another government shutdown possible?

Long-term jobless benefits aid discounters

Dec 7, 2011
If Congress lets extended unemployment benefits run out, it will affect discount stores and local economies, as well as the unemployed.

Unemployment workers speak on benefits debate

Dec 2, 2011
Job counselors say most unemployed workers are serious job searchers. If Congress doesn't extend benefits, they want more ways to counsel and train the jobless.

The jobless speak on extending their benefits

Dec 1, 2011
Some economists say long-term benefits help the unemployed avoid reality: They're never going to get the pay they used to.

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