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no unemployment...WHY???

Hi, I have been working for over 35 years and have NEVER received unemployment compensation until this Sept. Mine has just ran out! Why when I get the funds it is only 26 weeks while others have had it over a year. I have applied for many job positions ...


I am a College student and I know a lot of women who work and study and raise their children on their own. I know that if women without children are paid less than men, women who have children have their salaries lowered, while their male counterparts ...


I had to rely on unemployment to survive while my job was in transition. I know how important it is to have to rely on this assistance until you can get back on your feet. Please extend benefits for those of us in need.

Hard Working friends

I have several friends who have been out of work for over a year. These are hard working people, some of whom have advanced degrees, whose jobs were outsourced overseas. One has lost her home, one died of a heart attack at 47 years old due to the stress ...

It's That Easy

It's enough already the stress of getting only half of your paycheck's worth, but it runs out too soon. Living in a tourist area where only 3 mos. of summer (with a year's worth of work crammed into that 3 or 4 mos. with no benefits or anything) at the ...

Hubby loses job

I lost my job while pregnant and we decided just to cut back and I would stay at home with our new daughter. When my daughter was 6 months old my husband lost his job. Neither of us were working, we had a new baby, mortgage, everything.

Fortunately ...


Struggling mother of two

I lost my job of 5 years to a buyout. Now things are tighter than ever. I lost my car due to this same buyout so its really hard trying to find another job without reliable transportation. Even with unemployment I have to gamble and choose which bills ...

Pregnant with twins when the economy collapsed

When the economy collapsed, I was pregnant with twins. I had left my job to take care of my husband when he was diagnosed with cancer, and although he had recovered and gone back to work, I hadn't yet found another job. The economy collapsed, and his ...

People are hurting who deserve and have earned ths

People are hurting who deserve and have earned this

Drunk driver causes loss of work & health insurance

I was maimed, for life, because of a drunk driver, who fell asleep at the wheel, and left me with a 4 level cervical, anterior fusion. Once I was out of work for 2 years, my ANTHEM blue Cross became secondary, and they pushed me onto Medicare.

Medicare ...


Unemployed after having baby

Because my company offered no paid maternity leave, I quit when I had my son. I was unemployed for about 2 years and depended on savings and help from my family. It was really scary to think about what would happen if I didn't find a job once I was ...

Single Mom Struggles

I had a child young and have been a single mom the entire time. When my child was born I made the decision to complete a certificate program so I could get a job that would support my son and me. I completed a medical admin course and got a job as soon ...

My Tax Money doesn't qualify me

I have not received unemployment for almost 30 years. Now that I need it I don't qualify. I need to know why haven't we turn back the hands of time and made unemployment available with the conditions that used to exist? Before Reagan changed the conditions ...
—Sandra NC

I never thought I would be in this place

I was fired last July after I complained about the abusive treatment by a senior manager. He was out to get rid of senior employees because they were too expensive. So at age 50, I am unemployed for the first time in 23 years. I fought to get my unemployment ...


My husband lost his job and unemployment when the feds no longer allowed it. We Americans deserve to have what is coming to us. This will only help the economics of our country, when people can have enough money to live until they can find a job!!


I sympathize, but I don't have a personal story.


I lost my job at no fault of my own. Speaker boehner needs to sign the #RenewUI bill. We have nothing. Losing homes no food no gas to get to and from a job interview. We Americans need this life line. Please help #RenewUI today.

Please keep our kids safe!

My family spends lots of time at our NC parks. I hate that now I'm always worried about whether there are guns where we play.

Grateful my kids are old

It chills me to the bone to learn that in some jurisdictions people are allowed to freely carry guns - even to children's sporting events and public parks. The idea certainly gives me great pause when considering where to go for vacation and other leisure ...

I oppose guns in public places

I did not elect my state representatives to go and legalize guns at swimming pools, playgrounds and other common public places where children need to be safe. I call on the state legislature to repeal this law and keep our public gathering places gun-free.
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