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Unemployment on American Youth

A new AP poll has been conducted on the American youth who suffer from being unemployed and finding it very hard to get a new job. It is found out that in 18 to 24 year old high school graduates, around 40 percent of them have a stable job right now but 75 percent of [...]

By |2018-11-09T17:03:09-05:00April 18th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Unemployment on American Youth

Special Feature: Common Reasons Why an Unemployment Claim Gets Reopened

When employment ends abruptly or when it's not your fault, it's more likely that you'll qualify for unemployment benefits.  Each state has procedures in place in order to determine eligibility when opening a new claim.  The same is true for reopening a claim.  Depending on state regulations, an existing claim may be reopened if you [...]

By |2018-11-07T23:27:21-05:00April 10th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Special Feature: Common Reasons Why an Unemployment Claim Gets Reopened

Consistently High Unemployment Adds To Nations Woes

The Labor Department reports that there are officially 13 million Americans out of work; but if you were to count those who have given up on finding a job unemployment numbers would rise even higher. One of the ironic effects of high unemployment has been that fewer Americans are using credit cards. The decline in [...]

By |2018-11-08T23:35:12-05:00August 31st, 2011|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Consistently High Unemployment Adds To Nations Woes

Unemployed Decreases – Are We In A Recovery?

According to a report released by the U.S. Labor Department, unemployment has fallen to a two-year low of 8.8 percent nationwide. Payrolls increased by 216,000 workers last month after a revised 194,000 gain the prior month, the Labor Department said today in Washington. Economists projected a March gain of 190,000, according to the median estimate [...]

By |2018-11-14T19:48:44-05:00April 5th, 2011|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Unemployed Decreases – Are We In A Recovery?

Unemployment Emergency Extension Could End

The emergency extension granted to long-term unemployed individuals could end if the Congress does not vote to extend it.  This could have disastrous effects on the economy and contribute to an increase in the number of bankruptcy filings in Texas. In July 2008, Congress began extending unemployment benefits, which can now last for up to [...]

By |2018-11-16T19:43:08-05:00December 1st, 2010|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Unemployment Emergency Extension Could End

Your Post Bankruptcy Life: Employment

Many unemployed debtors are filing bankruptcy because they simply can't pay their bills, are facing lawsuits and asset seizures.  Generally speaking these unemployed debtors have had decent credit and paid their debts faithfully and on-time while employed; but because of unemployment or persistent underemployed they have become delinquent and need to file bankruptcy.  Unfortunately, some [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:29:39-05:00August 31st, 2010|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Your Post Bankruptcy Life: Employment

Debt Dilemmas Of The Long-Term Unemployed and How To Overcome Them

If you're one of the millions of 99ers then you've probably been unemployed for about 2 years.  While being unemployed can give some workers access to weekly benefits, that unemployment income usually is not enough to pay their basic expenses and their debt obligations.  Because of this debtors who have remained unemployed for a year [...]

By |2018-11-14T22:08:09-05:00August 18th, 2010|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Debt Dilemmas Of The Long-Term Unemployed and How To Overcome Them

Unemployment Figures Point To Bleak Times For Debtors

The number of first time applications for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months. First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 484,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Analysts had expected a drop. That's the highest total since February. Initial claims have now risen [...]

By |2018-11-14T17:44:46-05:00August 16th, 2010|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Unemployment Figures Point To Bleak Times For Debtors

HAMP Fails To Tackle Unemployment Driven Foreclosures – Can Proposed Program Do The Job?

One million Americans have exhausted all of their federal and state unemployment benefits and many of them, now known as 99ers, are facing foreclosure.  HAMP, the foreclosure prevention program that was suppose to take a huge bite out of the foreclosure crisis, has failed miserably and left many unemployed homeowners marooned facing imminent foreclosure with [...]

By |2018-11-12T22:38:14-05:00July 15th, 2010|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on HAMP Fails To Tackle Unemployment Driven Foreclosures – Can Proposed Program Do The Job?

The House and Senate Fails To Pass Unemployment Extension

Because the House and Senate have failed to win enough support for the unemployment extension, two million Americans could be cut off from unemployment benefits by July 10th.   The passing of the unemployment extension bill failed by two votes with the dissenting voices saying they oppose the measure because there is no funding for it. [...]

By |2018-11-14T17:19:33-05:00July 8th, 2010|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on The House and Senate Fails To Pass Unemployment Extension
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