On Sunday, almost 1.3 million Americans will
lose their unemployment benefits
when the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expires. Normally, jobless benefits last up to 26 weeks, but Congress passed the EUC program after the great recession to allow states to extend them for up to 73 weeks, although the exact length varied by state. Now that law is expiring.
When Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire, Which States Are Hit Hardest?