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**President Bush Signs H.R. 2642, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 on June 30, 2008—Extends Unemployment Benefits**

     In addition to helping workers and their families, the Unemployment Insurance programs play a key role in helping businesses, communities, and the nation's economy. It was created in 1935 in response to the Great Depression, when millions of people lost jobs. They couldn't buy goods and services, which contributed to more layoffs.

     Now, as then, the program helps cushion the impact of economic downturns and brings economic stability to communities, states, and the nation by providing temporary income support for laid off workers.

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	 or employer information

If you've received a determination denying benefits, click here.

America's Service Locator contains information on service providers that are relevant to Employment and Training. Here you will find Locations, Hours of Operation, and Phone Numbers for local services ranging from Unemployment Insurance, and Job Assistance to One Stop Career Centers.

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Created: March 29, 2004

Updated: July 1, 2008