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A Shocking 52% Of Unemployed Americans Have Exhausted Their Benefits (What next?)
Business Insider ^ | 11/06/2011 | Via AP

Posted on 11/06/2011 7:29:55 PM PST by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs crisis has left so many people out of work for so long that most of America's unemployed are no longer receiving unemployment benefits. Early last year, 75 percent were receiving checks. The figure is now 48 percent — a shift that points to a growing crisis of long-term unemployment. Nearly one-third of America's 14 million unemployed have had no job for a year or more.

Congress is expected to decide by year's end whether to continue providing emergency unemployment benefits for up to 99 weeks in the hardest-hit states. If the emergency benefits expire, the proportion of the unemployed receiving aid would fall further.

The ranks of the poor would also rise.

The Census Bureau says unemployment benefits kept 3.2 million people from slipping into poverty last year. It defines poverty as annual income below $22,314 for a family of four.

Yet for a growing share of the unemployed, a vote in Congress to extend the benefits to 99 weeks is irrelevant. They've had no job for more than 99 weeks. They're no longer eligible for benefits.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benefits; hordes; marauders; mobs; socialisttaxpayers; unemployment; unemploymentbenefits; zombie
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1 posted on 11/06/2011 7:29:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
They don't count because they've stopped looking.

/s

2 posted on 11/06/2011 7:32:48 PM PST by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: SeekAndFind

I suspect they are working under the table.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 7:35:36 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: SeekAndFind
"A Shocking 52% Of Unemployed Americans Have Exhausted Their Benefits (What next?)"

How about taking a few part time jobs out there, that would equal a full time one until we can get our country back on track?

4 posted on 11/06/2011 7:35:55 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In related news, the Administration continues to choke and threaten employers, keeping them lurking in the shadows.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 7:37:18 PM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

FWIW, my prediction is that The Messiah will let these people get a taste of life on no benefits, then, long about April or May will use the Executive Order route to give them another 6 months of benefits. His thinking will be that if any of them doubted him before, he will definitely buy their votes this time around. Yes, he IS that much of a scumbag!


6 posted on 11/06/2011 7:37:37 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“What’s next?” - I imagine these people go get a job. I’m not trying to be cute; but, there are lots of menial jobs which pay about as much as unemployment. Some will retire early, some will move back in with their parents, some will live on credit cards, sell vehicles, etc....but some will simply have to take a lower paying job.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 7:37:48 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

8 posted on 11/06/2011 7:39:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

sad.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 7:40:16 PM PST by ken21
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s all part of the plan. Everyone must be dependent upon the a**holes currently running Washington. I’ve got a feeling this isn’t going to be pretty.


10 posted on 11/06/2011 7:41:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: lacrew

because these unemployed do NOT want to work...

I just had a conversation with the manager for Rite Aid here in Hollywood and they have had the same openings for 6 clerks but the number of applicants are less than expected. He interviewed more than 50 in the last 3 months and their attitude is not the right kind.

My other close bud who works for Worksource in L.A. Gosh, the applicants just want to stay home but HAVE to attend the job trainings because if they do not attend, their benefits will be cut off. Buncha a lazy people..


11 posted on 11/06/2011 7:43:39 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

>>> They’ve had no job for more than 99 weeks. They’re no longer eligible for benefits.

They are also no longer eligible for getting hired either.

Sitting on your ass for 2 years just doesn’t look good on a resume.


12 posted on 11/06/2011 7:44:13 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: SeekAndFind

They get a job of any sort and become part of the 53% and start paying taxes, only 1% away.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 7:44:41 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: NoGrayZone
How about taking a few part time jobs...

How about, some of us can't even talk anybody into giving us a part-time job?

14 posted on 11/06/2011 7:45:26 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Safrguns

You got that right!


15 posted on 11/06/2011 7:45:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

What next? These people are promptly dropped from the workforce. Unemployment goes down. The press rejoices. Obama takes credit.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 7:49:24 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: ottbmare

Sorry, I guess it depends where you live.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 7:51:50 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Rembrandt

BONG! BONG! BONG!

No further calls, ladies and gentlemen. We have a winner.

You’re right. Bread and circuses. Since all his ideas are failures, the only thing he can do is buy off as many people as he can and hope it’s enough to squeak past election.


18 posted on 11/06/2011 7:57:59 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: lurk

Ringling Brothers please call back your Kenyan clown.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 8:00:58 PM PST by 506Lake (I'll say it again... no more compromise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t that mean that they are no longer counted in the Unemployment figures?


20 posted on 11/06/2011 8:03:32 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Rembrandt
We have a winner. Of course all world bamster will push for another extension, however I see another year so it compares with most eurozone countries, 36 months. Buying votes is nothing new for this crowd. Remember Bush secured the seniors with prescription drug coverage. Of course an honorable child will purchase drugs for a parent in need rather than buy that 3D 75” TV but not in today's America. Aging parents are the problem of the government not families. Crazy kinda country where freedom is sold for such a cheep price.
21 posted on 11/06/2011 8:04:58 PM PST by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Hoodat

Headline: “White House upbeat on economy, announces 28% fewer people on unemployment.”


22 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:22 PM PST by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no unemployment benefit for the self employed who didn’t pay taxes via payroll. Any doubt their work has nearly ceased? And for those who were self employed, but paid themselves via a payroll, paying taxes, if they waited too late, say beyond 2 years, trying to keep their company afloat without taking a payroll for themselves, then they are royally screwed too...


23 posted on 11/06/2011 8:13:53 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s next ?? Get a job!


24 posted on 11/06/2011 8:16:20 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: SeekAndFind

Since there are only a finite number of burgers that need flipping, or yards to rake at any given time, anticipate a large uptick in crime, particularly theft and burglary.


25 posted on 11/06/2011 9:15:41 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: max americana
Understand this.....If you're over 40 years of age and have been unemployed, a number of companies (including I believe Rite Aid) really don't want anything to do with you. Under the same criteria, if you're over 50, good luck finding any company willing to even give you a look. Aside from the age factor (which companies cannot admit to for obvious legal reasons), one of the standard questions asked by most companies early on is “are you currently employed?” A couple of recruiter friends I know have disclosed to me that being unemployed for even a couple of months disqualifies that applicant from being considered.

I'm sure there are some people who are just lazy. But, from correspondences I've had with lots of people (including some fellow Freepers), being unemployed is not due to a lack of effort from these individuals. It's a matter of the Obama economy truly being that rotten.

26 posted on 11/06/2011 9:21:49 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: SeekAndFind

Unemployment is always an interesting topic here on FR. The arroganet always castigate the unemployed as lazy and cheating the taxpayers.

I’m 63. I have both a Batchelor’s and Master’s degree and have worked in high-tech for over 35 years. I’ve been both worker-bee and management. I’ve also been out of work for over a year. I’m currently attending school pursuing an AAS in IT. I’m on the honor roll and have been admitted to a national honors society.

Week after next, my unemployment expires. I’m still too young to retire, I’ve chewed up my IRA and I still have bills to pay. It’s easy to denigrate the unemployed when you are young and have your job. I can’t tell you how many times people tell me I need to get a job. i can’t tell you how many employers have told me I’m “not qualified” for theirs.

Despite being on unemployment, neither Obama nor the Dems “own me”. I will still vote them out of office next year.

So, when you sit at your keyboard talking about how lazy the unemployed are and how they just need to get one or multiples of part-time jobs, remember that you could be next. There, but for the grace of God, go you.


27 posted on 11/06/2011 9:42:51 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Avoid buying anything that you don’t really need, and become more independent regarding necessities. Make something useful. Starve the beast. Give those who continue to receive incomes directly or indirectly from government (all levels) a taste of long term unemployment and humility for building character.


28 posted on 11/06/2011 9:45:29 PM PST by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: max americana; lacrew
Because these unemployed do NOT want to work...I had a conversation with the manager for Rite Aid here in Hollywood and they have had the same openings for 6 clerks but the number of applicants are less than expected. He interviewed more than 50 in the last 3 months and their attitude is not the right kind.

Lets look at this.

6 openings for simple clerk jobs... 50 applicants but none had the right attitude to be a clerk? And then you suggest the unemployed don't want to work.

Ya think anyone believes this story?

29 posted on 11/06/2011 10:17:17 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DustyMoment
Unemployment is always an interesting topic here on FR. The arrogant always castigate the unemployed as lazy and cheating the taxpayers.

See #29.

The bull cheet is up to the roof tops.

30 posted on 11/06/2011 10:18:55 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2; lacrew

“Ya think anyone believes this story?”

Like the same bogus story you gave us about the LAPD months ago? Stop replying to my posts, willya?


31 posted on 11/06/2011 10:22:14 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: max americana

I have no idea what your talking about.

But I do know #29 sums up some deep BS.


32 posted on 11/06/2011 10:23:39 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Oh you do...so quit lying.


33 posted on 11/06/2011 10:24:29 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: max americana

BTW, if ya don’t want a response, ya better get off public open forums on the Internet.


34 posted on 11/06/2011 10:25:00 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: max americana

Ya bring up some unknown obscure post from months ago, regarding a completely different issue, all to cover the rooftop deep BS exposed at #29?

wow..


35 posted on 11/06/2011 10:28:50 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: max americana
Because these unemployed do NOT want to work...I had a conversation with the manager for Rite Aid here in Hollywood and they have had the same openings for 6 clerks but the number of applicants are less than expected. He interviewed more than 50 in the last 3 months and their attitude is not the right kind.

Lets look at this.

6 openings for simple clerk jobs... 50 applicants but none had the right attitude to be a clerk? And then you suggest the unemployed don't want to work. Not to mention the fact you also stated, "After 50 applicants, "The number of applicants are less than expected".

There are so many inconsistencies in your concocted comment, it's absurd at best.

36 posted on 11/06/2011 10:44:30 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DustyMoment
Unemployment is always an interesting topic here on FR
..remember that you could be next. There, but for the grace
of God, go you.

oh..I know what, you mean....
layoff / "dropped" from Engineering Co.(Civil / CADD no Cert.) 28yrs -
odd jobs 6yrs....working @ Auto Mfg.


37 posted on 11/06/2011 11:08:12 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: dragnet2

Are you done, liar? How about the inconsistencies of the LAPD story that you brought up months ago?

If there ever was a bogus lying Freeper, it’s you dragnet2.

keep it up, you might end up as Obama’s speech writer LOl


38 posted on 11/06/2011 11:13:26 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: dragnet2

So you cannot make up the difference of 6 clerks and 50 applicants and think it’s not possible.

math is not your strength after all...how about adding up the bogus story about the LAPD months ago that you tried to pass as fact and pull the wool over FR and Jimrob?


39 posted on 11/06/2011 11:16:33 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: dragnet2

what’s that LIAR? i can’t read you...


40 posted on 11/06/2011 11:17:37 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: max americana
How about the inconsistencies of the LAPD story that you brought up months ago?

I have absolutely no idea what your talking about. In addition, you're in violation of the rules here, just bringing some obscure post up which has zip to do with this thread.

This is clearly a deceitful, distracting evasive move on your part.

But if you want to ping me to whatever the hell thread your talking about, I'll be more than happy to meet ya over there and debate you, any day of the week.

41 posted on 11/06/2011 11:33:17 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: max americana; dragnet2
Oh you do...so quit lying.

So post the link already. Or STFU!

(Inquiring minds want to know (and are too lazy to google))

42 posted on 11/06/2011 11:33:33 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: max americana
because these unemployed do NOT want to work... I had a conversation with the manager for Rite Aid here in Hollywood and they have had the same openings for 6 clerks but the number of applicants are less than expected. He interviewed more than 50 in the last 3 months and their attitude is not the right kind.

Lets look at this.

6 openings for simple clerk jobs... 50 applicants but none had the right attitude to be a clerk? And then you suggest the unemployed don't want to work. Not to mention the fact you also stated, "After 50 applicants, "The number of applicants are less than expected".

There are so many inconsistencies in your concocted comment, it's absurd at best.

So you cannot make up the difference of 6 clerks and 50 applicants and think it’s not possible.

LOL!

43 posted on 11/06/2011 11:37:39 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: cynwoody

lol...Thank you...As I have not a clue what this person is talking about.


44 posted on 11/06/2011 11:38:15 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DustyMoment

I hear you DustyMoment, two people I am close to are long term unemployed, out of unemployment insurance. They are both in their 50s. They each have had maybe five interviews in two years.

Another relative is also looking, still getting his unemployment but is 60 and has had three interviews. No job offers.

These folks have decent to good education, good work history, good skills, no criminal/drug problem, and really want work. But, no dice.


45 posted on 11/06/2011 11:45:22 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: dragnet2

“but none had the right attitude to be a clerk? “

I was wondering the same thing - what kind of attitude do they want, exactly?


46 posted on 11/06/2011 11:46:03 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

Maybe they’re looking for out of work, senior nuclear scientist for clerk positions at Rite Aid


47 posted on 11/06/2011 11:55:08 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ottbmare

You’re so right. So many in here ascribe it all to laziness. It really truly sucks out there.


48 posted on 11/07/2011 1:27:17 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Get a job. My paper has plenty of jobs. In all that time out of work, some of these people could have gotten a CDL. Plenty of jobs. Or they could learn how to tend bar. Or cook. etc.

Vacation's over. Back to work!

49 posted on 11/07/2011 1:42:04 AM PST by Huck (TAX TEA NOW==SUPPORT 9-9-9!)
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To: dragnet2

Theres some weird thought process goes on with many here who somehow equate mocking the unemployed as making them a better conservative. Its bizarre,its obscene and it makes me ill to read their posts.


50 posted on 11/07/2011 1:44:41 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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