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Unemployed husband

My husband currently receives unemployment benefits and thanks to the extensions we can stay afloat. If he was to loose his benefits anytime soon we will sink. Something has to be done. Life goes on and bills keep coming. My landlord will not hesitate ...

Administrative mess, incompetent system

Living in Florida, the State everyone knows, runs seasonal businesses, I lost my job due to a disability (broken elbow) right on January 2.2013. I applied for UA, I was eligible to get $188 per week, that I never get. With my still broken arm I started ...

I used all of my 401K and savings first.

I have been unemployed for 3 years now. At first I didn't want to be one of those statistics on unemployment and I thought I would get a job right away. After 2 years I had used up all of my 401K and savings and was forced to go on unemployment insurance. ...

3 job loses in 15 years

This is the third job in the past 15 years that I've lost. The first two jobs were lost due to the companies being sold. The last company I started as a temp and eventually became a full time employee.

I was employed for 4 years, the company closed down ...


Laid off in August and Still out of Work

I was laid off on 08/30/13 from a 4-employee non-profit where I worked for 10 + years (of the other three, 2 are related and 1 is an old college friend of the CEO). I had Group Health Cooperative Medical that included Washington Dental Service’s Delta ...

I support three families in addition to my own.

I am a retired school superintendent of a very prosperous school district on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. I am also a retired USAF Captain who spent the Korean War in charge of an interrogation unit in Germany that interviewed former Nazis, ...

Head Start Preschool Teacher

My job was cancelled in April 19, 2013 due to Federal Budget Cuts. I worked as a Head Start Teacher for 22 years. I worked every day 7.5 hours.

This is the first time I have ever drawn unemployment in 22 years. I am not old enough to retire and due ...

—Billie JeanTN

59 yrs old, unemployed after working all my life

I'm in a top-5 bad states with worse bad job market. I'm 59 yrs old and have experienced racial and age discrimination, as well as job preference to the military first. I've exhausted all savings. Now Republicans have stopped the emergency Federal ...


Families shouldn't have to bring in the new year suffering ... we shouldn't have to worry that we cannot provide at least the essential for living ..eating .... having a warm place to sleep etc. Most of us have dealt with struggles and we live in the ...

Extended unemployment benefits

I have been unemployed in the past few years and although seeking employment It was more than a year until I found work.The extended benefit from UIA filled the gap and was very much needed by myself. I was thankful for it and ask the congress to please ...


I am unemployed been applying for many jobs with still not working and now no more unemployment money these are very hard times for mo


I became unemployed in 2008 as an Executive Assistant for over 25 years. I was one of the first 99% to loose unemployment in 2010 and was actually 'without' income for 6 months. I was completely dependent on my friends for a handout. My family had to ...

Change the Law

I was an elementary teacher and college instructor. I left both positions to advance my career and income and become a private school principal. After four months I was let go due to philosophical reasons. It should be against the law to let someone go ...


Me and my family have never ever asked for help from any one andi mean we both have been in some real messed up places and still came out on top but that's when their was the chance to but it off the blue my husband whom has been a plumber for almost ...


I've been working for the same plumbing company for the last 10 year's and got laid off I went to file for unemployment and was denied for no reason I paid my taxes each week just like every one else so I don't see why I can't get it.

Seeking employment

I became unemployed when I moved to New York State about 15 years ago. I had worked as a teacher/librarian for many years, both State-side and overseas. I tried to get a teaching certificate in New York, but instead ended up in a TBI program due to ...


When I lost my job unemployment insurance helped me. I still do not have a job and I no longer have this jobless benefit.


Dear congress:

It would be in-human not to extend the federal EUC. There are so many people including myself who are relying on the EUC to continue to pay our mortgage , feed our children and paying our bills and what we are getting is not even enough ...


This Is A Great Payback Or "NOT"

I am unemployed and was receiving unemployment benefits since June 2013, all of sudden I was cut off Dec.28,2013. I received 1 week instead of the usual 2 weeks I cant buy food, pay my bills or buy gas for my car to go on job interviews. I have worked ...


I was unemployed for several years after having worked steadily for over 15 years. First, I had to switch fields and get started in a new one. That took a year. Later I suffered from depression. It was so bad I was not able to work. Someone should ...
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