The federal program that provided extended unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployment benefit during the recession is about to run out.
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program provided up to 47 weeks of additional benefits to the long-term unemployed in Iowa. The week ending Dec. 29 will be the last for which benefits are paid.
The program is expiring because Congress has not acted to renew it. Do you think Congress should renew extended unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed?