long term unemployed

  • unemployment3
    February 22, 2014  

    On Dec. 28, 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment insurance when an emergency federal unemployment insurance program expired. Critics of extended unemployment benefits say the benefits raise jobless numbers by allowing people to stay unemployed longer instead of taking an available job. But people like Trista Selmar-Steed, a 38-year-old former medical biller who lost her job in 2012, say the benefits have kept her family above water while she looks for work. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey reports from Georgia. Continue reading

  • index64
    December 6, 2013  

    The November jobs report boasted positive momentum, including gains in manufacturing and construction sectors. But economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that a high level of long-term unemployment continues to be a stubborn sour note for the American economy, with a political fight looming over unemployment benefits. Continue reading