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Should Unemployment Benefits Be Extended Beyond Extension?

CaTessy T. Truitt
Capella University

Should Unemployment Benefits Be Extended Beyond Extension?
Unemployment over the years has been a controversial issue. It is controversial because over the years the United States has been going through drastic economical changes, leaving many of its people unemployed, collecting unemployment benefits, while the unemployment rate increases. Questions are left unanswered to whether or not unemployment benefits will continue to be extended beyond its extension. The argument to whether or not unemployment benefits will continue beyond its extension continues. For many of the unemployed people, unemployment benefits should continue to be extended because the jobs are limited, there are not enough jobs out there for everyone. According to Katel (2009) claimed in an argument that “in 2007 nearly 3.6 million jobs were forced to close, leaving about 11.1 million workers jobless by the end of 2008, yet there were 2.7 million job openings, only enough for more than four unemployed workers for every available job” (p.225-248). If there were enough jobs out there, the unemployed would not have to depend on unemployment benefits. On the other hand, many people think the unemployment benefits should not be extended beyond its extension because the unemployed may get comfortable and take longer getting back in the work field, and cause the unemployment rate to increase. With all the controversies of the unemployment benefits extension, I believe that unemployment benefits should be extended beyond its extension because many people need it. People have financial obligations that have to be taken care of. Extending unemployment benefits can help with the economical changes the United States is facing, and help with the employment issue a lot of citizens are having.

I strongly believe that unemployment benefits should be extended beyond its extension because many...
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