This was a nice article to read about the current state of unemployment benefits. I found the article to be useful it might be helpful to anyone in this situation. In February, the federal government changed the policies on how it will pay further benefits for up to ninety weeks. Now there are only three states offering benefits beyond the traditional twenty six weeks.
Twenty six weeks of unemployment mean you have been unemployed for six months. The benefits are benefits your state tax dollars have gone to for the length of time you put in on the job.
When someone is, unemployed for more than six months it is often difficult to find a job. Now, the government does not want to pay unemployment benefits beyond six months. What is one to do when one cannot find adequate employment? By adequate employment, I mean employment that would at least match the unemployment benefits he or she were receiving.
Unemployment is almost at its peak. I know the politicians are saying unemployment is continuing to decline, but I do not think it is. Perhaps, unemployment has decline, but it is underemployment that has been on the rise. Being underemployed means an employee makes less than an average salary. How can anyone support a family, or even oneself while being underemployed?