Harkin: Jobs Report Underscores Continued Urgency of Renewing Federal Unemployment Insurance
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"The jobs report today shows yet another month of job growth, with 192,000 jobs added to the economy in March. While these figures are encouraging, we know that there remain nearly 4 million workers who have been searching for a new job for at least six months.
In an effort to stabilize the economy and prevent millions of Americans from having their federal jobless benefits cut off, last year Harkin joined Senators
Continued inaction to restore UI is hurting millions of Americans who have been cut off from the emergency program. Already, 2.3 million workers, including more than 14,000 Iowans, have been cut off from UI either because they were participating in the program when it expired at the end of 2013 or because they have exhausted their state's benefits since then and have had no federal program to which to turn. If
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