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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published January 24, 2014

Edwards: New State Analysis Highlights Growing Number of Marylanders without Unemployment Insurance



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January 24, 2014
 
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Edwards: New State Analysis Highlights Growing Number of Marylanders without Unemployment Insurance
 
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) highlighted a new report today showing that by the end of the week 1.6 million Americans, including 27,285 Marylanders, will be left without unemployment insurance. Nationwide, an average of nearly 72,000 people are losing unemployment insurance each week– adding to the 1.3 million Americans who lost their unemployment insurance on December 28th.
 
“Today’s new report highlights how unconscionable it is for Republicans to continue blocking an extension of unemployment insurance,” said Congresswoman Edwards. “By the end of the week, 1.6 million Americans and 27,285 Marylanders will be without a vital lifeline and proven economic stimulus. We know that for every dollar spent on unemployment benefits, $1.63 is put back into our economy.  It is time Republicans put partisan politics aside and joined Democrats in helping people across our country make ends meet while looking for work.”