All these threads from people who think they know where the money comes from. Employers pay in via payroll tax to a state unemployment fund. Employees pay nothing. Right now, the state programs are going broke. Here's the states that are receiving Federal Aid (that means your money) to cover the shortfalls in their employer-paid unemployment insurance programs:
New Jersey$139.1 million
New York$878.9 million
North Carolina$286 million
Rhode Island$11 million
South Carolina $203.3 million
So where is your state's money coming from - the federal government or taxes on employers? That list of states will grow, btw, as more stimulus money is doled out.
Answer by lovinangels at 10:45 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
We are begging from the Feds at the moment. Thank Bob our gov will be gone soon, maybe we can get someone with more brain and less ego.
Answer by Friday at 6:12 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
People are being laid off all over the place with no hope of finding a job any time soon. Many will qualify for emergency unemployment benes, but I don't mind. Especially if there are no jobs in their area. It's expensive to relocate and I doubt many businesses will be all that willing to pay for relocation expenses in these tight times. There are a lot worse things the government is wasting money on, imo. Where I live you can only receive unemployment for a limited amount of time. Once your allotted dollar amount is gone, you're out of luck unless you can get emergency benes and even that is for a limited number of weeks.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 8:11 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on Apr. 17, 2009