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Democrats launch online unemployment counter

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKZO) -- Ways and Means Committee Democrats have launched an online counter to track the growing number of Americans who are losing their unemployment insurance.  Ranking member Congressman Sander Levin says that the counter illustrates the approximately 72-thousand Americans who are losing benefits, on average, every week, the equivalent of one person every eight seconds.

"The urgency increases every day that passes without House Republican support for an extension," says Levin.

Benefits for 1.3-million Americans expired on December 28th.

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