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99 Weeks

Millions of Long-Term Unemployed Are Living Desperately on the Edge

Michael Thornton | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Congressional Republicans are more concerned about bashing Obama about the current jobs situation than doing anything to improve matters.

More Long-Term Unemployed, More 99ers, More Despair, but Less Government and Private Sector Action on Jobs

Michael Thornton | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Michael Thornton

Virgil's income has fallen from a high of more than $100,000 in 2003 to less than $20,000 today. His wants are simple; a full-time job and a place to call home.

A Lifeline for the 99-Week Unemployed Workforce

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

If you're an unemployed 99'er and haven't asked friends, family and neighbors for help, it's time to stand up, shout out, and ask for help.

Thank You, Class of 2008

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

When Barack Obama won the presidency and Democrats took firm holds of both Houses for the first time in a decade, my obsessive interest in politics be...

Arthur Delaney

Tier 5: Congress Sends Mixed Signals About Adding More Weeks Of Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are sending mixed signals about whether they'll give the long-term jobless more help beyond the 99 weeks of unemployment benefits ava...

Arthur Delaney

Long-Unemployed Texas Man Scores Job, Dodges Eviction | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ricky Macoy swore that if his landlord evicted him from the trailer where he'd been living with his son and ex-wife, he'd camp out on his congressman'...

'99ers' Struggle With Future After 99 Weeks Of Unemployment

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A series of extensions passed by Congress in 2008 and 2009 prolonged the benefits for an unprecedented period: 99 weeks in states with high unemployme...

The Struggle Of The 99ers: Tell Us Your Stories!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Despite the moderate bounce-back of Wall Street in the past several months, millions of Americans are still finding themselves hit hard from the reces...