Unemployment benefits renewal would create difficulties, according to states administering the unemployment benefits. House Speaker Boehner leaves open a possible future compromise over the renewal outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill.
Unemployment extension will be given to Americans who have been out of work five months or more, thanks to a deal reached in the Senate Thursday. The unemployment extension will affect more than 2 million people.
Unemployment rate of 9 percent ties Rhode Island with Nevada for highest in the US. Despite the high unemployment rate, 5,000 Rhode Islanders are losing their long-term jobless benefits this weekend and another 8,900 will lose them in June.