Update: Where Things Stand for the Unemployed

February 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

We’ve updated our post showing the number of weeks of unemployment insurance benefits available in each state to provide the latest unemployment rate for each state.  Here’s the current map:

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  1. Marcie #
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    Well we can send our money to Ukraine…charity starts at home! If changes are not made the American economy will tank. Lets see which ones will give us “aid”? Yeah that’s what I thought…not a one!

  2. Nancy E #
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    I am 63 years old, did not leave a job because I wanted to, I was laid off, now finding a job is pretty hopeless. I have COPD and other health issues. Since losing my benefits I could not pay for healthcare any longer, no access to needed medications. I have disconnect notices for lights, heat, and water, and my house payments are three months past due. But Congress can play power games with lives of millions of Americans. Americans who have worked want to work. Without funds how are we suppose to find a job. I now have to walk to use a computer to job search. And since my cell phone has been turned off (for non-payment) I have to use a neighbors phone number. But we can spend money, time and effort to tell others what to do. What have we become????

  3. Christ Karner #
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    I had a TIA mild stroke, I drove truck D.O.T. will not allow me to drive for 1 year afterwards. Now after losing my home car,and anything I could sell worthwhile. I need the extension so I can pay for doctors and get reinstated to return to work.

  4. jay allain #
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    Those suffering from the loss of benefits are experiencing Congress’ s callous underside. Those stripped of benefits and their supporters need to make some noise. Keep the issue front and center and tell cheap legislators their stubbornness will have a political cost.



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