Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. DEA / M. BORCHI | De Agostini | Getty ImagesNearly 14 million American workers are collecting unemployment benefits through programs that will lapse at the end of the year without congressional action.
CARES Act unemploymentCollectively, more than half of the roughly 20.5 million total workers on state and federal unemployment rolls would lose their benefits if these programs expire.
Some Republican senators seem to want to extend some of the existing unemployment programs.
However, many states have stopped paying these extended benefits, which typically amount to 13 or 20 extra weeks, in recent months.
More than 411,000 workers in 17 states won't be able to collect extended benefits because of this, according to a CNBC analysis of Labor Department figures.
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