Congress should not leave the unemployed behind
Posted December 11, 2013 in Press Releases
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Unemployment insurance helps keep workers in the labor market, making sure they have transportation to job interviews and money to cover other expenses needed to look for work. Congress should keep this important program alive.
End of federal benefits would affect 36,000 Ohioans this month
More than 36,000 Ohioans will see their unemployment benefits cut off just before the new year if Congress does not approve an extension of U.S. support for these benefits. The federal budget package announced Tuesday does not include such support. But such a cutback would hurt not only these workers and their families, but the larger Ohio economy. In September alone, Ohioans who had been without jobs for at least six months received a total of $47.8 million in benefits under the federal program