Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff Deal Must Have Jobless Benefits

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Hovering in the background of the “fiscal cliff” debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four days after Christmas. Emergency jobless benefits for about 2.1 million people out of work more than six months will cease Dec. 29, and 1 million more will lose them over the next three months if Congress doesn’t extend the assistance again. Opponents of benefit extensions argue that they can be a disincentive for taking a job.

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