Number of Unemployed Who Have Gone Without Federal Benefits Hits Record 3 Million
Publication Date: October 2004
Author(s): Isaac Shapiro
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Unemployment rate; Job displacement; Economic inequality; Federal budget
Since late December, when the federal Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation program stopped providing additional aid to individuals exhausting their regular unemployment benefits, a record number of jobless workers have exhausted their regular benefits, gone without federal aid, and received neither a paycheck nor an unemployment check.