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Bill to extend unemployment benefits not a good idea to U.S. senator Fischer

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The Senate is considering legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits for the long-term unemployed this week.

The move would provide these benefits over a period of five months.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer opposed the vote last week to advance the bill because she says the current legislation doesn't include any provisions that will create jobs.

"While I believe unemployment insurance does provide an important safety net for Americans struggling to find work in a very tough job market, we all know that the best way to truly help the unemployed is to pass policies that will help them get back into the work force," says Fischer.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of October 2013, Nebraska had an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent.

 


 


 

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