Bill To Extend Unemployment Rates

The U.S. House is working on a bill to extend unemployment benefits.

The bill would extend unemployment benefits by 13 weeks for some jobless Americans. The extension would cover people who live in states where the unemployment rate is at least eight and a half percent and whose benefits run out at the end of the month. This includes North Carolina with an unemployment rate of 10.8%.

The extension would supplement the 26 weeks of benefits most states offer and the federally funded extensions of up to 53 weeks that congress approved last year.


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  • by Outofwork Location: farmville on Sep 22, 2009 at 09:58 AM
    Does this include me all my benefits and extendions ran out june of this year and i still have not found a job or do i start selling drugs to pay my bills.Our goverment can bail out banks and cardealers and other countries WHAT ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYED!!!!!
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