Skip to comments.Bye bye unemployment benefits (states roll off the federal extended benefits program - 200,000 hit)
Posted on 05/11/2012 10:44:44 PM PDT by Libloather
Bye bye unemployment benefits
By Tami Luhby @CNNMoney May 11, 2012: 3:17 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- 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 to 20 weeks of unemployment checks after they've run through their state and their federal emergency benefits, which together last up to 79 weeks.
But the extended benefits program is expiring throughout the country as the economy improves. To be eligible for these benefits, a state must show that its unemployment rate is at least 10% higher than it was in at least one of the past three years.
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Meanwhile, the rookie Hussein rubs elbows with the 1-percenters.
The States are out of money because the Union pension funds are taking a great portion. Period.
Too many 'Merkins sit on their ass and say "Hell no I ain't workin' for no chump change."
It is weirdly a win-win for Obama. it will probably push down unemployment as people are forced look for and take jobs, and at the same time, he can complain about mean republicans who don’t care about the jobless...
NEWS FLASH!:::...Unemployment hits lowest rate in history!
I was of the opinion that the conservative position was no extensions, period?
Now they will go on welfare, faux disability, or find/create a job.
The lib politicians will probably try to bring in “the dole” nextunending unemployment benefits. Just another bad idea from Europe along with all the other bad ideas . . .
Nearly half in California, eh.
It's Bush's fault
Funny how Bush can just overrule and daunt Obama while out of office. What kind of magic powers is he concealing at the Crawford ranch, eh . . . ?
The areas of highest unemployment on the map have large population of illegals. Our government has been doing a great job of giving taxpayer money to non citizens via unemployment benefits and fraudulent tax returns.
With 14 to 18 percent unemployment and no money to move a family to an area of the country with better job prospects here is what that "chump" as you call him is faced with.
Save up enough for gas money, leave the family behind. Sleep in the car and hope to find work.
Comments like this make me really mad. It is not hard to see what reality is out there. You sound like you believe Obama's line about unemployment numbers.
It has been and continues to be misery for a lot of people that once had good paying jobs. While the government wastes billions we can't even keep taking care of our own till something turns. And people blast at the unemployed.
This country is sick!!
And remember...the Unemployment records only count those who have worked, lost their jobs, and filed for unemployment. Think of all the new college grads who have never worked, are sitting at home with Ma and Pa (or demonstrating with the Occupiers) who are also not being counted among the Unemployed, along with those who have slipped off the rolls after 99 weeks. The percent of unemployed people that this administration tells the public is such a sham!
SSDI to the rescue.
well, since they`ll be back on the street seeking employment, won`t that push the U3 number of unemployed back up? Or do those people just drop from the radR screen altogether?
In PA, Rendell put the overextended unemployed on SSDI.
So head for North Dakota. Make your job.
and the unemployed are rolling off the unemployment rolls onto Federal Disability (SSD) rolls - look and see....tells me they never wanted to work to begin with
How will the government know they’re looking?
I think you got it. We are going to hear all summer how the left is trying re-re-extend unemployment but those mean Republicans won’t let it happen.
If you go to North Dakota, and get a job, you can expect to work long hours, cold weather, hard work. Not like nice warm jobs on the assembly line.
This country is sick!!
Amen and bless you.
Sorry, but you can use your head, too. A guy in our county (I personally do not know him but a LOT of my drinking buddies do) got sick of being unemployed and cashed in his 401k, bought 5 fifth wheel RV’s and hauled them out there in his brand new (leveraged) pick up. He doubled his money on the first, came back for the second, doubled up again and had his brother in law haul number four while he hauled number three. On number five he doubled up, sold the pick up and flew home. He is still doing this and has other people clamoring for the chance to drive his RV’s out. One of the drivers stayed and became a baker for one of the mancamps. Others are thinking about going out when their unemployment is up, soon. There are plenty of jobs there. And don’t forget the drillers in PA work exactly like the conditions out there.
Well, in all fairness, looking for work can be a pretty intense activity if you do it seriously and methodically. And, in case you’re wondering, I’ve been continuously employed since I was 21.
The article doesn’t mention that employers in Iliinois and other states are paying a higher Federal unemployment tax rate because the state hasn’t paid back loans to the feds. Just helps make the business environment that much less friendly, but it is probably too complicated for a reporter to grasp.
So the Manipulation of the Unemployment numbers By Obama and his Henchmen is going to Upset a Lot of people,sounds good to me. After all there are jobs a Plenty since the Economy is firing on all cylinders,OBAMA,OBAMA,OBAMA!!!! Hope and Change Yeah!!! 4 More Years ,4 More years! We cant wait, We Cant Wait! FORWARD!Forward!!!
I agree the country is sick,I have Sympathy for Families who are suffering ,I have none for those who Voted for this Marxist and are in Bad shape,they get what they deserved
Not for nothing....but this money goes right back into circulation keeping the “survival” (food, shelter, clothing” market relatively stable. A little different from the welfare market which is never ending and growing.
it goes up if they seek jobs. they get thrown out of the labor force if they don’t.
Sounds great in theory. Problem is, in a large portion of the Country, there just aren't enough (or any) jobs available. What's amazing to me is how this administration and it's media have been successful in changing the public perception. Even though the job situation is still at depression like levels, the huge number of unemployed seems to have been forgotten, almost as if the bad economy is something in the past.
If they (the administration) can sell this (false) perception, seems to me they can sell just about anything.
Too many here think its a matter of not wanting to work. Its rough out there.
some will get ssdi. others might be able to retire. the ones seeking work(don’t ask me how they know)but had not been are back in labor force.If they sought work the whole time they always were in labor force. first 2 would be out of labor force.
The Rush thread, with the transcript from the caller, Mike:
I heard that call. Illuminating....
And many will apply for disability checks...that NEVER end.
I have a MBA and over 30 years of experience in telcom but due to a heart attack, age and the horrible economic policies of this President I am now working as a Produce clerk at Publix. I could have moved to another country and taught college but I decided to stay in the USA for the great health care we have. And my wife and children live here too. My story is often repeated at Publix and other places where under employed folks are just happy to have a job.
Those illegals are not all Mexican either despite the common perception. How many of those CA Asians are illegal also? Let CA collapse, their cities full of loser libs would be a good place for some anarchy and destruction in the coming race riots. No sympathy for CA.
Good story. Admire people who can sell by the seat of their pants.
I'd rather see the House restore the EB by forcing Labor to release the correct, absolute, authoritative unemployment rates. This serves two purposes -- it kicks these restless souls into Mitten's first term, he can drive down the arguably 16% unemployment numbers merely by unleashing 4 years of pent-up demand (for The One-Term to be replaced), and it keeps them off SSI. 20 weeks of an existing UI program vs. a lifetime on the gubermint t!t -- I'll take 20 weeks.
How about the three guys from here that took their lap-tops with them and did income taxes on different websites? They came home, were happy and are planning to move out there. It’s like the ‘49er’s. Nobody said you gotta work in the fields. (Unless you want the big bucks.)
It doesn’t go up if they seek jobs, because they are already counted as unemployed. Right now there is no incentive for them to take a job. Once the welfare payment goes away, many will start to look, and also be willing to take a lesser job. If they dont look, I think it is 4 weeks before they stop being counted.
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