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My hours were cut by 1/3 and the unemployment kept me from losing my apartment.
—jillMA

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Not only will it help the unemployed to eat, have shelter and provide for their children, but it will help the economy.
—Faye SuzanneCA

Going On 3 Years

I have been bouncing around temp work for the last few months. I haven't worked a full time job in nearly 3 years. I am single and live with my folks. The only assistance I get is Food Stamps and those went down from $200 to $180 due to the cost of ...
—StuartMA

Unemployment due to Disability

This is the short version:

I worked for most of my life; at 58 I had a final "hearing" drop in a series of hearing losses that could not be fixed. There was no job that could accommodate my skills, especially given secondary issues of asthma and back ...

—PamelaMD

I want a JOB

I have been looking for employment for about 8 months. I want a job. I am praying I will get one for the State of Illinois or a Federal job. It seems they are the only jobs staying a float. They need to extended unemployment to help us get through this ...
—Sara

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My husband lost his job it took him almost a year to find another. We were without medical insurance and had to decide whether to buy food or medicine . I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus and a child with special needs . My husband recently lost his ...
—BethNJ

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There are way too many people in need to cut this benefit right now. Make the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes instead.
—LaurieCO

out in the cold

I've worked all my life...spent 14 years in the United state Marine corps..last year i got laid off. I was a production manager. I been trying to obtain employment to no avail. As we speak i have nothing to eat. .I've had to donate plasma to get a little ...
—Felipe NJ

My time on unemployment

I had gotten a job in the fourth quarter with T-Mobile, in their Nashville call center, in 2003. They hired several classes, and, when some of us failed to handle the calls in the time allotted, or to say the things they wanted us to say, rather than ...
—JaniceTN

Insult To Injury

Who would have ever guess that any American

Could start working at 14, put themselves thru college,

& build a career over 4 decades would find them-

Selves put out to pasture by the job market.

But that's just what happened when the Bush Admin.

sabatoged ...

—ArianeMA

supplement

While I am employed with a temp agency, I get laid off often, these benefits help in between for my household necessitys. Without them I have to ask friends or borrow money.
—ConnieNY

Two Years of Struggle and Counting

Almost 2 years ago, I lost my job as a result of my employer, of 6.5 years, not accepting my reasonable job restrictions to ensure a safe pregnancy. I had to fight for my unemployment benefits because my former employer said I left my job voluntarily. ...
—HillaryMI

Trying to find a job at age 50!

I have lost my job, almost lost my home, I have been trying to find a job that is more than a minimum wage job, so I have gone back to school to a technical college so I can get a job within the career field I had been in for over 15 years but be as qualified ...
—LisaFL

discouraged

I would like to start off by saying I am a highschool graduate and have some college under my belt. I have been in the workforce is the age of 15 and have been self sufficient my entire life. However today, things are a little different. I am a 35 year ...
—BrandiOH

I miss Michael

My husband was sick and because of a pre-existing condition after his job laid him off, was turned down for oth health and life insurance. I put him on my insurance but it did not cover all of the medical needs that he had. He died way too soon and I ...
—RebeccaMI

Son now has Obamacare

We were paying $690 per month for our 28 year old son to have insurance. He went online and quickly got Medicaid through the AFA. As a graduate student with low income, it's costing him nothing.
—AvisNY

In fear

Unemployment benefits ended for me on December 28th, 2013. The following week I gave birth to my newborn baby. I was left to struggle the rest of month; my baby started of breastfeeding, but I was not producing enough milk. Because I had no income for ...
—Brittany SkyeNM

Sister in tears

My brother in law was laid off unexpectedly in May. He has been looking steadily while my sister increases her work hours and they struggle to pay rent and care for their 4 year old. The economy is better for some, but a lot of people are still struggling. ...
—Kathleen

I'm not alone!

I'm a college educated business professional whose been unemployed since August 2013. I have actively been seeking employment and to help with expenses worked retail at Macy's during the holidays. With only 8 weeks of UC left and no job offer yet on the ...
—DawnPA

Husband has been unemployed since June

My husband was laid off at the end of June after 20 years at a medical publisher. He looks for jobs every day and he's had several interviews but he hasn't gotten any offers yet. His state unemployment runs out in about 6 weeks.

I work part time and ...

—KarenPA
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