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One Final Time: We Should Extend Unemployment Benefits

Tim Carney is annoyed that liberals have refused to engage with conservative arguments over the potential negative effects of unemployment benefits and wants them to examine the evidence more carefully. He’s right. Carney cites two ways that unemployment benefits could reduce employment. First, workers could forego work and choose to […]
One Final Time: We Should Extend Unemployment Benefits
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Four Things We Could Do That Would Get The Long-Term Unemployed Back To Work

One major thing left out of the Murray-Ryan budget dealis an extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Come January 1st, 1.3 million Americans will lose their jobless benefitswhen the EUC expires. Democrats are working tirelessly lobbying their counterparts across the aisle for another year-long extension, but Republicans are […]
Four Things We Could Do That Would Get The Long-Term Unemployed Back To Work
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Yes, We Should Extend Unemployment Benefits — Here’s Why

On Fox News Sunday this morning, Sen. Rand Paul opposed extending emergency unemployment benefits for Americans who have been out of work more than 27 weeks on the grounds that doing so hurts workers. Here’s why he’s wrong. Unemployment benefits are normally available to people who have been out of […]
Yes, We Should Extend Unemployment Benefits  —  Here’s Why
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Here’s Why We Still Need To Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits

The November jobs report was solid today with the economy adding 203,000 jobs, the unemployment rate falling to 7.0% and the labour-force participation rate rising. But an underlying issue lurks within the report: the long-term unemployed. There are currently 4.066 million Americans who have been out of work for 27 […]
Here’s Why We Still Need To Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits
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Over A Million Unemployed Americans Are On The Verge Of Losing Their Benefits

Come January 1st, 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefitsunless Congress passes a law extending them. Throughout 2014, an additional 850,000 people will lose their benefits as well. In normal times, unemployment benefits last a maximum of 26 weeks, but Congress passed an “emergency” provision – known as the […]
Over A Million Unemployed Americans Are On The Verge Of Losing Their Benefits
Strategy

The Easy Way To Avoid Long-Term Unemployment Discrimination

[credit provider=”somenoise via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/somenoise/1907889988/”] If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you know that the longer you’re out of the job market, the harder it is to get back in it. And if you’re just waiting until the next job comes along, your wait time might get a lot longer, says Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, vice-president […]
The Easy Way To Avoid Long-Term Unemployment Discrimination