"Without extended benefits, Virginia would have had 8,014 fewer jobs as of September 2010, and failure to act to extend benefits again could cost the state 5,261 jobs by the end of next year.
Benefits for the jobless are particularly important during the holiday season. In addition to providing support for families when they need it most, the positive effects of the program on the economy are likely to be greater since American families tend to spend more during the holiday season. In December alone, two million Americans will lose their coverage if Congress fails to act, the report finds."
Virginia Needs Congress To Act Now On Unemployment Insurance