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Study Reveals Bleak Reality of Long-Term Unemployed

Only 11% in any given month had found work a year later

(Newser) - The situation is even bleaker than it might seem for the 3.8 million Americans classed as long-term unemployed, a new study finds. Only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month had found work a year later, according to research from three Princeton University economists, and they are... More »

Bill to Extend Jobless Benefits Fails in Senate

Republicans insist on offsetting budget cuts

(Newser) - Republicans today blocked legislation from advancing in the Senate to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed. Only four GOP senators voted to advance the legislation, which all 53 Democrats and two independents support. When its fate was sealed, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid switched his vote, which made the final... More »

Jobless Bill Clears Key Senate Vote in Squeaker

Republicans cross aisle for unexpected success

(Newser) - A bill to revive extended unemployment benefits squeaked through its first procedural vote 60-37, a narrow win that outlets including Politico are characterizing as a surprise. Six moderate Republican senators voted with Democrats to renew the recently expired benefits: Kelly Ayotte, Susan Collins, Dan Coats, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski, and... More »

Ranks of Long-Jobless Shrink

Suddenly, they're the ones who can find jobs

(Newser) - Recent months have brought positive signs for the long-term unemployed, allaying fears that the US would face a "structural unemployment" problem, with legions of perpetually unemployable people. The long-jobless shrunk to 39.1% of all job seekers in December, the first time the number has dipped below 40% in... More »

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