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A day in the life of the unemployed

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Pamphlets with information about unemployment are displayed at Eastbay Works Oakland One-Stop Career Center in Oakland, California Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Reporter Sanden Totten accompanies Tom De Koster, a man hit hard by the economic crash, out to a job interview and discusses the ticking clock of the end of his unemployment benefits.

Congress' extension of unemployment benefits ends on Dec. 1 after a movement to renew benefits failed in the House last Thursday.

Tom shared his story with KPCC by joining our Insight Network. If you have story about Unemployment to share, you can do so here.

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