- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not votedIntroducedDecember 17th, 2013
Long-term unemployment is prevalent across all demographic groups — this bill would save 3.1 million people from losing their benefits and create thousands of jobs in the next year.
The longer that someone is out of a job, the less likely that they are to find employment. Long-term unemployment hurts the economy, and fosters higher unemployment rates overall.