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How long have the 1.3 million been on unemployment? Seriously...
I wonder how this will affect the unemployment numbers? I guess that it will actually lower those numbers substantially.
The unemployment numbers have been wrong for a few years to a huge degree.
Most of the population were denied unemployment during this time of the 1.3 being allowed extensions far past the time allotted for people to be on unemployment.
To apply for or to be eligible for unemployment does not grant you the benefits. Far more people eligible were denied for one reason or another and so the unemployment numbers never reflected their need to be counted in the % of actual unemployed.
It has become next to impossible to get unemployment in the past several years. Those who applied and did not get it were never counted as unemployed.
The parties have no problem working together when it's the people and the country getting shafted.
reply to post by peter_kandra
There are MANY "jobs" available in fact here in Texas, places are "shorthanded" currently in some areas.
Things probably won't be "like they were before" and the job market HAS changed for the worst in many cases but I do believe if you are looking for "work" it's out there!
Change...it's hard I know but you have to get real sometimes...you have to 'go where the jobs will be.edit on 16-12-2013 by irishchic because: addition
My wish is all you scumbags feeding off the system making your pathetic excuses would hurry up and die already. Those of us wealthy enough to secure our futures with our own hands rejoice in your destruction. Back at it you serfs
White House to allow jobless benefits to expire for 1.3 million
Unemployment is not welfare
The snake, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves is a DEAD giveaway.