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Toledoans concerned about timing of benefit cuts

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More than one million people unemployed for 26 weeks or longer lost their unemployment benefits on Saturday.

While many Toledoans agree the system needs to be reformed, the question the timing of the cuts.

Four million people have been out of work for 27 weeks or more and that puts US unemployment at its highest since the end of World War II.

Darrin Arquette said. "The economy's in a tough spot. it has been for awhile. They say it's picking up a little bit, but we'll have to see what 2014 brings. I know there's a lot of people out of a job for a very long time."

Arnyka Harris agrees. "I think we should still have the unemployment benefits, but including stepping up and helping them find jobs."

Congress won't be able to consider extending the benefits until they're back in session after the New year.

 

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