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99ers are no more

      The 99ers are no more. There are still plenty of people who have been out of work for 99 weeks or more, to be sure. But the 99 weeks of unemployment secured by one tier of extended benefits have ended. This has affected a half-million workers, and it’s a direct result of … Continue reading

511,000 Americans Have Lost Unemployment Benefits

Expirations built into the unemployment insurance system when the program was extended at the start of this year will continue to bite this week, kicking 44,000 unemployed Americans off of benefits. This brings the total number of people who have lost benefits since the start of 2012 to 511,000. The federal government created the Emergency … Continue reading

200,000 Long-Term Jobless Americans lose unemployment benefits

More than 200,000 long-term jobless Americans will lose their unemployment checks this week, when eight states roll off the federal extended benefits program. Nearly half of them live in California, and the rest reside in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas. The federal extended benefits program has provided the jobless with up … Continue reading

Extended unemployment benefits to expire in Florida

A Floridian who loses his job this year will be eligible for 74 weeks of unemployment benefits, instead of the 99 weeks available during the recession. This is the last week that Florida residents will be able to apply for up to 20 weeks of extended benefits, paid by the federal government, the Florida Department … Continue reading

Ohio | Unemployment benefits | More than 280,000 Ohioans will exhaust their unemployment benefits by December

More than 280,000 Ohioans will exhaust their unemployment benefits by December, according to a report out Wednesday from the Ohio Department on Job and Family Services. The number of people running out of unemployment will reach more than 7,100 by December – with peaks in the months of April (986 people) and December (4,233 people), … Continue reading

North Carolina Extended Employment Benefits To End In May

Based on notification from the U.S. Department of Labor, North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits program. The last payable week of the Extended Benefits program will be the week ending May 12, 2012. Workers who file their claim through the Extended Benefits program will no longer be eligible to receive extended … Continue reading

Extended UI Benefits Ending In Washington and Oregon

Thousands of long-term unemployed workers in the northwest will soon lose unemployment checks. It’ll happen this weekend in Oregon; two weeks later in Washington State but likely not for several more months in Idaho. The federal government won’t pay for extended benefits anymore because the jobless rates have improved. Washington and Oregon’s employment departments announced that … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurrance | At least 12 states will lose eligibility for extension

Until recently, if you lost your job you could claim unemployment insurance for up to 99 weeks according to the state government. Lately, however, unemployment insurance has undergone some drastic changes for the worse as more Americans struggle to find jobs. Many states will lose 20 weeks’ worth of benefits and claimants will be faced … Continue reading

U.S. | Unemployment Extension | Summary of the changes

Federal extended unemployment benefits are in effect for 2012, however federal extended benefits for long-term unemployed workers will be gradually reduced to 73 weeks in the states with the highest rates of unemployment and 63 weeks elsewhere. Alison Doyle presents a summary of the changes @: via Unemployment Extension.

California | Long-term unemployed get reprieve | The Orange County Register

Long-term unemployment benefits in California should remain at 99 weeks in California until June, according to an Employment Development Department analysis of the payroll tax and jobless bill signed by President Barack Obama Thursday. Initial descriptions of the legislation suggested long-term benefits would be cut to 73 weeks under a compromise approved by Congress earlier … Continue reading

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