Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Extended Unemployment Benefits Rejected

Last Wednesday, the US House of Representatives rejected a Democratic attempt to extend unemployment benefits for an additional three months after the White House threatened to veto the bill. The bill would have extended the average $300-a-week unemployment benefit check by 13 weeks for all Americans. Job seekers in high unemployment states like Alaska, California, Michigan and Rhode Island would have been able to get an extra 13 weeks on top of that.

1 comment:

brunelcc said...

It's rediculous! What does one do after being laid off and exhausting their unemployment benfits. There should be some relief after the initial unemployment payout, bottom line is there are no jobs. We are just on the tip of the iceberg, soon there will be a revolution.