Millions of Unemployed Americans Face Loss of Benefits at Year’s End

Programs will expire unless Democrats and Republicans can break a deadlock over pandemic relief

As federal unemployment aid runs out around the country while Congress negotiates a new stimulus bill, some economists worry that the most vulnerable workers are getting pushed deeper into poverty. Will low-wage workers like Victoria Rodriguez in McAllen, Texas, be left behind? Photo: Bryan Woolston/Reuters

香蕉视频苹果下载WASHINGTON—Two key programs Congress passed this year to expand and enhance unemployment insurance expire on Jan. 1, leaving millions of people without benefits unless lawmakers can break a monthslong deadlock over a fresh round of pandemic relief.

That raises the risks that families of jobless workers will miss payments on mortgage or auto loans, face foreclosure or eviction and fall into poverty, economists warn—just as a rising tide of coronavirus infections threatens to undercut the economic recovery.

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