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1.3 Million Americans Prepare For Life After Unemployment Checks

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Unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans expire this Saturday. Congress refused to approve another extension of benefits for the long term unemployed before the end of the year. Illinois could be one of the state's most affected, as it's 8.7 percent unemployment rate is well above the national average. For two of the state's long-term unemployed, the abrupt end of unemployment benefits will have a big effect.
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