The California Employment Development Department says 454 Lake County residents lost their unemployment insurance on December 28th when that benefit wasn’t renewed. Across the nation, 1.3 million people lost the insurance, including nearly 213,793 people in California. An additional 200,000 have people have lost their unemployment coverage since then. If the unemployment insurance isn’t restored before January 28th, Another 100,000 Americans will lose their unemployment benefits. Members of Congress, including those that represent California, are working on passing the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, which would extend emergency unemployment insurance for three months to give Congress an opportunity to develop a longer term solution.