Could it be that unemployment under Clinton and Bush, at least for the first seven years, was low enough that there was very little need for more than 26 weeks? Unemployment for the proceeding 15 years, except tor a few months after 9/11, was less than 6%. Even after changing the method for calculating unemployment, under Obama it has not been less for 7.5%. Not only did the Administration tell several malicious and destructive lies about health care, it came out today in several news sources that they lied about the unemployment figures for months before the 2012 elections.