On the Clock: Why Congress Needs to Extend Unemployment Insurance

1.3 million Americans are about to lose a vital lifeline of unemployment insurance benefits if Congress doesn't act. This is money that helps pay the bills while folks work hard to find their next job.

And it gets worse: If we don't do anything in 2014, an additional 3.6 million Americans will lose their benefits.

That's why Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, sat down for an On The Clock video to explain why this issue is so important -- in under sixty seconds:

After you watch the video, share what this means to you.

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