Congress Fails to Continue Extended Unemployment Benefits

Jan 3, 2014

It is not a very Happy New Year for unemployed people, but it's even less happy for the long-term unemployed. 

Credit DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

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.