long-term unemployment

A Moral And Economic Imperative To Extend Unemployment Benefits
Federal unemployment assistance for 1.3 million people who have been unemployed longer than 26 weeks expired last Saturday, after Republicans blocked efforts to extend them. 3.6 million more people will lose these benefits over this year. Read more...
Sanders: GOP  'Just Factually Wrong' About Minimum Wage Hike
Republicans may keep pushing against the minimum wage, but their arguments are wrong and should be disregarded. Read more...
Do you suppose the increase in suicides might have something to do with the economy -- and an entire group's abandonment by the political elite? Read more...
When a hearing Thursday on long-term unemployment held before the 19-member Joint Economic Committee began, it was with just a single lawmaker in attendance. Read more...
Our economy is depressed because we've been cutting government spending in the face of a depressed economy. Read more...

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If you've been unemployed for over six months, go to the back of the line. You're a prospective employer's last choice. Read more...
I've been noticing a trend in the past week: Whenever anyone brings up the "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" question, Democrats sidestep instead of confronting it. They say the question isn't fair, and say how much worse things Read more...
Because the federal government put restrictions on extended benefits in which the unemployment rate has dropped, as many as a quarter of a million people will lose their benefits much sooner than expected. I'm not even going to comment on this Read more...
The reaction to January's jobs report shows how tragically our expectations have fallen, especially among some Democrats and their supporters. Their cheerleading isn't just bad policy or bad politics, although it is both of those things. It's Read more...
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Sunday that millionaires and billionaires pay "all the taxes" in the U.S. The tea party favorite told CNN's Candy Crowley that he was against repealing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because the rich Read more...