US Heat Map: How will the Expiration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Program Affect Us

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In the coming Sunday (29 Dec, 2013), almost 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits when the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expires, and the above heat map, with continuous color, shows how the expiration of the EUC program affects each state.

Studies have found that it is difficult for long-term unemployed, who has been unemployed for more than 26 weeks, to find a new job as employers often do not consider applicants for a position. Originally, the EUC benefits helped to keep them out of poverty while they are looking for a job, but the expiration seems will hit them hard.

Source: Business Insider Australia