Unemployment Insurance

America’s economy is growing and creating jobs, but we still have more work to do to fully recover from the worst recession since the Great Depression. We’ve made progress, but there are still nearly 11 million Americans unemployed, and more than 4 million of them have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. With three job seekers for every job, there are still too many Americans who are having trouble finding work. Now is not the time to make things harder for them by ending emergency unemployment assistance. Every week, on average, an additional 72,000 Americans are cut off -- the equivalent of one person every eight seconds. We need to act to restore these benefits as quickly as possible – the clock is ticking.

Here is the count of Americans who have lost their unemployment insurance as a result of the program's expiration:

Senator Murray Urges Renewal of Critical Unemployment Insurance Benefits