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
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
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
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
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
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.