Keeping Count: Unemployment Insurance Ticker

On Dec. 28, House Republicans allowed the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program to expire. Every week, 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's how many Americans have lost their unemployment insurance since Dec. 28: