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Democrats Push to Restore Long-Term Unemployment Benefits

Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration are organizing a political campaign to restore financial benefits to more than a million Americans who have been out of work for more than six months. Modest unemployment benefits are customarily paid by U.S. states to people unemployed for up to 26 weeks. During difficult economic times, Washington may fund additional emergency benefits that continue for months longer. While overall unemployment has fallen to 7 percent, nearly four...

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