Jobless Benefits Expire 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.
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Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

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Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

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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.