USA Today (12/18/12) Paul Davidson
Jobless benefits for some 2.1 million Americans will end Dec. 29 unless Congress and the Obama administration can reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff. A further 930,000 people will lose their jobless benefits in early 2013, when their 26 weeks of state benefits end, according to the National Employment Law Project. Although some experts believe the benefits will be extended, this may not happen until sometime in January, leaving many unemployed people potentially facing weeks of financial hardship.
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