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Topic - Chad Stone
Despite a shrinking population of unemployed Americans, Chad Stone, chief economist at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, said the emergency benefits are still warranted because of factors such as the high percentage of long-term unemployed, decreased participation in the labor market and people only being able to get part-time jobs when they'd like to be working full time.
Even the unemployment numbers alone still suggest a need for the insurance, he said, since the percentage of the workforce who are unemployed long term is still much higher than when emergency benefits were allowed to expire in the past.