U.S. Jobless Benefits Expire for Hundreds of Thousands Listen to a report from NPR's David Molpus Only Available in Archive Formats. Real Media Facebook Twitter Google+ Email December 28, 200212:00 AM ET Unemployment benefits expire for nearly 800,000 Americans as a congressional logjam holds up a possible extension. The new Congress, which meets in January, is expected to take up the issue as a top priority. NPR's David Molpus reports. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.