Monday, December 13, 2010


Thursday will bring the government’s weekly report on initial claims for jobless benefits which is expected to rise slightly from numbers observed last week. Last week this posting revealed that the number of Americans filing for initial jobless claims lowered to 421,000.

Unemployment Benefits Extension: A Clarification

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about what the nature of the extension of unemployment benefits that is included in the deal that President Obama cut with Senate Republicans. Most conservative critics of the idea, as well as several people on the left, seem to think that it’s an extension of benefits for people who have been receiving benefits but have surpassed the 99 week statutory limit. As Ed Morrissey notes, that isn’t the case at all:

2011 Unemployment Tax Rates Reflect Recession's Depth

Most employers’ unemployment-insurance tax rates are increasing for the second year in a row due to an economic downturn that has set new records for unemployment benefits paid to jobless workers.

The Employment Security Department is mailing 2011 tax-rate notices this week to more than 170,000 Washington businesses. The average tax rate in 2011 will be 3.26 percent, up from 2.39 percent in 2010.

Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Thousands

Time has run out for thousands of New Yorkers relying on unemployment benefits to help get them through each day, many who have been out of work for months.

130,000 people, on top of thousands more, equaling a staggering number of New Yorkers who are in a very tough situation.

Friday, December 10, 2010 Claim Your Weeks

Unemployment has reached an all-time high, particularly in areas of the country which once benefited from rampant construction. Florida is no exception. Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits in Florida.

Florida Unemployment Benefits Laws

Unemployment compensation is a benefit paid to employees after a layoff or termination of employment. The program provides income to replace the lost income from a job until new employment is found. Florida unemployment compensation pays a portion of the salary of someone who is in between jobs.

How to File an Unemployment Compensation Claim in Florida

For most people, losing a job is a traumatic experience. During the event and for some length of time, one can encounter a mixture of emotions which might include depression, confusion, rage and even shame. It’s important to understand that everyone goes through this phase and that it is normal. Equally as important is the need to secure financial resources to weather the sudden change. In Florida, as with many other states, unemployment compensation can help with immediate financial needs until new employment can be found. This article will explain the steps necessary to file a new unemployment compensation claim in Florida.