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Thursday, January 16, 2014

WBEZ -- Morning Shift: The emotional expense of unemployment
It's easy to see the financial strain caused by long-term unemployment. Now, new research is shedding light on the less understood but equally damaging emotional cost. 

Chicago Tribune -- Illinois among hardest hit as extended jobless benefit vanishes
Tawana Ward says her weekly $300 unemployment check is key to keeping her and her two sons afloat while she pursues a nursing degree part time and looks for work.

NPR -- 1.3 Million Americans Prepare For Life After Unemployment Checks
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.

Medill Reports --  Loss of benefits leaves long-term unemployed with uncertain next step
Antonio Holsey has been without a job for six months and lost his unemployment benefits this week, but he still has bills to pay, and that makes finding a job quickly a very pressing concern.

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