According to the State Department of Employment Development, over 200,000 Californians are at risk of losing their extended unemployment benefits just as both chambers of Congress consider measures to preserve the extended benefits through November.

Long-term Jobless Benefits 30 June,2010forum

Marie, unemployed Californian whose benefits will end at the beginning of August
Tom Abate, staff writer covering economics for The San Francisco Chronicle
Loree Levy, deputy director for the Public Affairs Branch of the California Employment Development Department
Jeffrey Jones, assistant director and research fellow at the Hoover Institution specializing in welfare policy, workforce investment policy and American values and culture
Michael Bernick, attorney with the Sedgwick Law Firm in San Francisco, research fellow at the Milken Institute and former director of the California Employment Development Department

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