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Sam Stein

Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do unemployment benefits make people lazy? Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have...

Andrew Perez

Some Jobless Facing Eviction After Loss Of Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two months after Congress dropped long-term unemployment insurance, some of the people who lost benefits say they're now facin...

Obama: 2014 'Will Be A Year Of Action' On Jobs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling 2014 "a year of action" for creating jobs and economic opportunities for American families. I...

Sam Stein

Democrats Basically Out Of Options For Passing Unemployment Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the number of conference calls held on a bill reflected its chances of passage, an extension of unemployment benefits would have beco...

Sam Stein

Not Just Poor People Get Hosed When Congress Lets Unemployment Insurance Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- David Torian is an Ivy League-educated lawyer and a onetime chief of staff to then-Rep. Michael McNulty (D-N.Y.). He has 23 years of exper...

Labor Market Will Lose 310,000 Jobs in 2014 If Unemployment Insurance Extensions Expire

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

Federally funded extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are set to expire at the end of this year. Continuing the extensions through 2014 would generate spending that would support 310,000 jobs. If this program is discontinued, the economy will lose these jobs.