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White House Report Details Benefits of Unemployment Insurance: December 5, 2013

White House Report Details Benefits of Unemployment Insurance: December 5, 2013

White House report details benefits of unemployment insurance: December 5, 2013

In 2013, the U.S. unemployment rate continued to decline, but the public and private sectors were still not creating jobs the way they had before the 2007–2009 recession. With millions of Americans relying on federal unemployment insurance to help make ends meet until a job became available, the impending expiration of benefits for some 1.3 million Americans could have dealt a significant blow not only to the individuals affected but also to the economy. Recognizing the potential impact, in December the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report touting the benefits of extending unemployment insurance.

Economy Continues Upswing

The economy continued improving in 2013, ...

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