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Unemployment News: Extended Benefits HALT Nationwide

CNN Money, December 27, 2013:

Michelle Marshall is one of the 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans who is losing her jobless benefits.

Marshall, 56, has been out of work for a year, since she lost an administrative assistant job that paid her $44,000 per year.


But Marshall will stop getting these checks next week.

That’s because Congress failed to extend the recession-era program when it passed a budget deal last week.

I normally do not “get political” on this blog, as this is a law practice and not a political consultancy. That stated, many of this law office’s current and recent clients will suffer with the termination of extended UI benefits in Maryland.

We aren’t out of the woods yet, notwithstanding some improvements. I hope I live long enough to see once again the economy of the second Clinton presidential term, and to see my unemployment practice shrink in the face of a strong economy with near-full employment.

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