Congress Fails to Continue Extended Unemployment Benefits
It is not a very Happy New Year for unemployed people, but it's even less happy for the long-term unemployed.
Because Congress recessed for the holiday season without extending unemployment payments, as it had in previous years.
That (non-) move cuts off money to more than a million people immediately, and many more in the months ahead.
We visit with the National Employment Law Project about the payments and the prospects for getting them restored.