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November 2, 2012

Disaster Unemployment Assistance: How Workers Can Access the Program After Hurricane Sandy

UPDATED Dec. 4, 2012: Rhode Island announces availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance.read more »

October 18, 2012

Your Unemployment Stories Are Needed Now

Are you currently unemployed? Have you been unemployed in the last few years and now back at work? Are you engaged in a long, tough job search? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, your stories are needed right now.read more »

September 6, 2012

September UPDATE: The 2012 Unemployment Insurance Extension:  A Detailed Q&A

UPDATE: 9.6.2012 - September brings a third phase of reductions in availability of federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefits under the 2012 extension law. We outline the recent changes here, as well as the earlier June changes, and provide an updated Q&A on the 2012 federal UI extension program -- which, without Congressional reauthorization, will expire at the end of the year.read more »

June 29, 2012

Federal EUC Claimants: Don’t Risk Losing Your Benefits

Unemployed workers claiming weeks of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits are, under current federal law, now required to meet states' work search reporting and in-person eligibility assessments in order to receive their unemployment insurance payments.read more »

May 31, 2012

Florida’s Unemployment Claims System Illegally Denies Benefits to Tens of Thousands of Jobless

Unemployed workers in Florida are being systematically shut out of receiving their unemployment insurance benefits at alarming rates under a new set of procedures put in place by the state, and the results violate federal law, according to a complaint sent to the U.S. Department of Labor.read more »

May 11, 2012

400,000 Long-Term Jobless Lose Unemployment Insurance as Extended Benefits End in Eight More States

An estimated 236,000 long-term unemployed job-seekers will be abruptly cut-off of federal Extended Benefits this weekend, swelling the ranks of those losing the last 13-to-20 weeks of unemployment insurance to more than 400,000. On Saturday, May 12, eight states fall off the EB program, cutting off the largest number of jobless workers to be hit so far.read more »

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