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Extending unemployment benefits would cost $26 billion, Congressional Budget Office says

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Extending emergency unemployment benefits for another year would cost $26 billion, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Tuesday. That's lower than the total for this year's one-year extension, which was roughly $30 billion. The program, authorized in 2008, has become less costly as the economy has slowly improved and the number of the long-term unemployed Americans has decreased. Total...

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