Jobless Americans lose emergency benefits

More than a million unemployed stop receiving checks after Congress fails to renew benefit programme.

    More than a million jobless Americans have stopped receiving emergency benefit checks after a government programme expired.

    They amount to almost a third of those who have been unemployed for more than six months and are the least likely to be hired. 

    Republicans have opposed providing the necessary $25bn to extend the emergency programme.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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