As Congress continues the debate whether to extend emergency unemployment compensation for 1.3 million Americans and their families, it’s important to know the faces of those who need these benefits while they continue to search for a job.
A recent White House report reviewed data since the program was launched in 2008 and outlined some of the key characteristics of the people who rely on these benefits. So who are they? The answer may be surprising:
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