layofflist on November 16th, 2009

2009-12-01: Thank you all for visiting and commenting on this post. Some of you touched on the issues that are behind these disturbing unemployment numbers and you are all correct. We have a government more inclined to bailout crooked corporations than helping the citizenry with job creation and debt management. The taxpayer, through the Federal Reserve, […]

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layofflist on November 12th, 2009

On November 6, 2009, President Obama signed legislation that extends unemployment benefits for 14 weeks in all states and 20 weeks in states that have 8.5% unemployment or higher. In New York, where I live, the unemployment rate currently stands at 8.9%, so New Yorkers are eligible for the 20-week extension. That extension now allows […]

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Where does your state rank in unemployment compensation benefits? Note: Unemployment averages and maximums may not include the temporary (till June 2010) $25 weekly increase that individuals were given under ARRA in 2009 and other state changes during 2009, but that should not greatly affect state rankings. Contact your local unemployment office for exact rates. […]

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