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Something that I think is important to think about is the fact that unemployment insurance is missing a great portion of the unemployed. I am a recent graduate of a master's program and returned to Portland from the southwest two months ago. Those two months have been full of daily job searching and job applications (I've applied to over 100 jobs so far) and I now have $7.00 in my bank account. Were it not for the generosity of my mother and my partner, who was able to find work, I'd be camping in my truck right now. Because I am young, and don't have a work history, as well as the fact that I was in school and not working most recently, I don't qualify for any aid. I think that many people fall into this 'no man's land' of a category where there is no help available, even when they desperately need it. Are there any thoughts on broadening the group of people who could get governmental help?
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