Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Extended Unemployment Benefits Officially Expire Today

By Pat Garofalo  

"Extended Unemployment Benefits Officially Expire Today"

Share:

google plus icon

The Huffington Post’s Arthur Delaney notes that “after this week, workers laid off through no fault of their own will not be eligible for any of the generous extended unemployment benefits layoff victims have received from the federal government since 2008.” Workers who lose their jobs will only be eligible for 26 weeks of state-level benefits. The average unemployed worker at the moment has been out of work for 39.7 weeks, while 45.1 percent of unemployed people have been out of work for six months or more.

Tags:

‹ Romney Repeatedly Said Obama ‘Made The Recession Worse,’ Now Claims ‘I Didn’t Say That Things Are Worse’

Bachmann Fails Economics 101: ‘A Dollar In 2011 Should Be The Same As A Dollar In 1911′ ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.