More than 1 million denied aid due to end of temporary extended unemployment compensation
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that, from late December, when the federal program designed to help the long-term unemployed began phasing out, through the end of March, an estimated 1.1 million jobless workers will have exhausted their regular unemployment benefits without receiving additional aid. In no other comparable period on record have so many individuals exhausted their regular benefits and gone without additional aid.