New Data: 3.9 Million Americans Exhausted Benefits

Posted on February 10, 2011 by


Not HiringAccording to Huffington Post’s Arthur Delaney new data from the National Employment Law Project reveals that 3.9 million Americans ran out of unemployment insurance benefits in 2010.  This number far exceeds the October estimates of 1.4 million Americans unemployed for 99 weeks or longer published last week by Congressional Research Service.
Delaney went on to caution that:

Those 3.9 million are not necessarily still unemployed, and not all of them are necessarily “99ers” — people who exhausted the maximum 99 weeks of benefits currently available in 25 states — but the number offers a dramatic reminder that the longest-ever unemployment lifeline is still not long enough for some Americans to climb out of the deepest jobs hole since the Great Depression.

Read entire article 3.9 Million Americans Ran Out Of Unemployment Benefits In 2010: Report on Huffington Post.