Out of work, out of luck

By Geraldine Sealey
January 30, 2004 10:29PM (UTC)
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More bad news on the jobs front: With the expiration of a federal unemployment aid program, about 375,000 out-of-work Americans will run out of jobless benefits this month -- and still won't get a paycheck because they haven't found work. Nearly two million unemployed workers will be in this situation during the first six months of 2004, according to a new report.

"In no other month on record -- and in no other six-month period for which data are available -- have so many unemployed workers exhausted their regular unemployment benefits without being able to receive additional aid."

Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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