Long-term unemployed fear the end of jobless benefits

07/13/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The unemployed who are reaching the end of emergency jobless benefits -- 99 weeks -- say they are stressed about money running out because they're still not able to find work in a tough job market. Some lawmakers believe extending the benefits creates a reason for people not to find work. "Before this, I figured that if you can't find a job in two years, you're not looking," says one jobless worker. "But I keep looking and jobs just are not there."

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