When the federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired on Dec. 28, 1.3 million Americans lost their long-term unemployment insurance -- a number that continues to rise as people across the country exhaust regular state benefits.

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Unemployment Climbs to 8.5% in March

The nation's unemployment rate climbed to 8.5 percent in March, marking its highest level since 1983, as employers slashed a net total of 663,000 jobs, according to government figures released Friday.

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