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  1. As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed by Congress in February 2009, many unemployed people could receive up to 99 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits, hence the name "99ers". [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] An estimated 7 million people are affected. [7] Contents 1 Unemployment benefits 2 Legislation

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  2. Sep 12, 2010 · They are among the 1.4 million workers who have been unemployed for at least 99 weeks, according to the Labor Department, reaching the limit for the insurance. Their numbers have grown sixfold in the past three years. The 99ers are glaring examples of the nation’s most serious bout of long-term joblessness since the Great Depression.

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    As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed by Congress in February 2009, many unemployed people could receive up to 99 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits, hence the name "99ers". [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] An estimated 7 million people are affected. [7] Contents 1 Unemployment benefits 2 Legislation

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  5. Congress started giving layoff victims extra weeks of federally-funded benefits in July 2008 on top of the 26 weeks provided by states. As the recession deepened, benefits have been made more and more generous, to the point where in hardest-hit states, people laid off through no fault of their own are eligible for 53 weeks of four-tiered "Emergency Unemployment Compensation" and then 20 weeks ...

  6. Nov 02, 2010 · Unemployment Congress ran into the same problem during the summer, and it resulted in hundreds of thousands without jobs to go weeks not receiving benefits. Those affected have come to be known as...

  7. May 15, 2011 · In April, the ranks of the unemployed who have been out of work for 99 weeks or more increased by 21,000 to a record 1,920,000. That equates to 14.5% of all unemployed. Other long-term unemployed fared a little better in April compared to March. Those out of work for 26 weeks or more decreased from 5.839 million from 6.122 million in March.

  8. Aug 06, 2010 · Editor’s Note: Last month, Congress extended federal unemployment benefits for people who had been out of work up to 99 weeks. But for the millions of Americans who have been jobless longer than...

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