On Dec. 28, 1.3 million Americans immediately lost all of their unemployment insurance, with the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.  Every week, on average, an additional 72,000 Americans are cut off -- the equivalent of one person every eight seconds. Democrats are urging House Republicans to end their opposition and join the effort to extend the program. This vital economic lifeline helps struggling Americans feed and clothe their families while they look for new employment. More information about how many people are being cut off in each state is available here.

Here is the count of Americans who have lost their unemployment insurance as a result of the program's expiration. It is illustrative of the approximately 72,000 Americans who are losing benefits, on average every week: