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Cartoons about the Nation's Jobless

According to the National Employment Law Project, next month 70,000 people will lose unemployment benefits earlier than they presumed, bringing the number of people cut off prematurely this year to close to half a million. And that's not even counting people who simply exhausted the weeks of benefits they were entitled to. 

Here are five hard-hitting cartoons about the extended unemployment problem the U.S. faces. Anyone have a solution?

Pat Bagley / Salt Lake Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Bagley)

David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star (click to view more cartoons by Fitzsimmons)

Pat Bagley / Salt Lake Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Bagley)

Jim Day / PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Day)

Jeff Parker / Florida Today (click to view more cartoons by Parker)

Joe Heller / Green Bay Press-Gazette (click to view more cartoons by Heller)