Loss of jobless aid leaves many with bleak options
POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:14am
Some who lost their benefits say they'll begin an early and unplanned retirement
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a cutoff of benefits for the long-term unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision: What now?
Without their unemployment checks, many will abandon what had been a futile search and will no longer look for a job — an exodus that could dwarf the 347,000 Americans who stopped seeking work in December. Beneficiaries have been required to look for work to receive unemployment checks.