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Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

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Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

U.S.

Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Jobless benefits expire for about 800,000 Americans who have relied on state and federal help for 39 weeks. A lame-duck Congress failed to extend benefits; lawmakers are expected to make the issue a priority in the new year. NPR's Janet Babin reports.