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Op-ed column: The long green line

Jobless benefit eligibility becomes years-long adventure

Sunday, December 11, 2011
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my unemployment adventure began when I was laid off at the peak of the recession from a full-time job with benefits. I was 50 years old and, as time passed and no replacement job could be found, I became what some have called a “beached white male.” So, let me tell you a little about how unemployment benefits work....

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