What will happen if Congress allows the extension of unemployment insurance to expire at the end of this month?:
What Happens if Congress Doesn’t Continue Emergency Unemployment Benefits?, by Chad Stone, CBPP: The emergency federal unemployment insurance (UI) program is set to expire at the end of the month. If Congress fails to extend it:
- The number of weeks of available benefits for unemployed workers will shrink dramatically, to fewer than 26 weeks in some states (see the maps [1,2] below).
- Nearly 4.5 million jobless workers will lose UI benefits before the end of the year (see the table below).
- The economic recovery will slow.
Besides the obvious benefit of supporting unemployed workers and their families at a time when there is still only one job opening for every four unemployed workers, UI is one of the most cost-effective ways to support the economic recovery. ...
The failure of people to find jobs that don't exist is surely a moral issue.