I tried to ask this question yesterday, but I guess I didn't express myself very well, because from the replies, I think many thought I was bashing those who were collecting unemployment. That was not what I meant. I have several family members who are unemployed. I understand the individual hardship. What I'm wondering here, is how this will change the perception of unemployment compared to the actual number of unemployed.
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:28 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
We got health care though!
Maybe we can eat that!
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:59 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
I thought that there were two unemployment counts. One is the unemployed that have filed for benefits and the other is a much higher percentage of people that have stopped looking for jobs. (I know I am not wording this correctly). But to answer the original question, I think once those that have reached the limits of their benefits are forced off of the benefits it will make the count look much less, in which case you would be correct in thinking that it will make things look better than they actually are. I think we are going to see another bout of foreclosures and bankruptcies in the following months.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:59 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
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Answer by But_Mommie at 1:09 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
My husband's unemployment benefits stopped about a week ago & it's still hard for him to find a job anywhere. But everyday he keeps on pounding the pavement & looking in the want ads in hopes to find something. In my opinion, they should let the unemployment benefits continue.
Answer by NubianQueen78 at 1:33 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
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