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I don't have a story; just wanted to show my support!!!
—BarbaraVA

Ridiculous and Unconstitutional

I have been unemployed since January 2013. I have had several interviews or broken promises from so called agencies or consulting firms. Filing a claim was degrading. You work for years and told you allowed to get pennies back. The cost of living in Somerset ...
—M.AminahNJ

Unemployed Several Times

I am a single mother with two children. Iam in a process of being trained for the Health Information Technology field through a community college training program. This program is all day from 8 to 5 pm. This unemployment helps me to complete this program ...
—PatriciaMO

No Savings

Unemployment insurance hits many people like me who have no savings. My pay checks go towards rent, food, utilities and little extra for me and my two kids. Losing my job last spring was devastating. I had only enough in savings for one month of living ...
—KirstinCA

Unemployment

I lost my job, in June or 2013 do to it closing, with that I lost my health care, my way of living. I have my grandchild on my healthcare , on which as ADHD, with switching over to the medical assistance for them, the theripist that he see's doesn;t ...
—EileenPA

My Husband's Story

My husband, Odis, was unemployed for over two years. He worked for a company for almost 37 years. The Company went bankrupt. He tried to find a job for two years and decided to go back to school.

The weekend before school started he was offered a, but ...

—Jo AnneAL

no warning

I am a single mom with 3 children. I started working for a new company that was having trouble staying afloat let alone reaching production goals. In two months I was able to double profits by organizing the chaos and streamlining the system. Once everything ...
—aTX

Hardtimes run amuck.Adversity is my friend

2010 I became a displaced teacher in my school district. There was corruption and a failed economy happening in my city. No help available. I lost my home and my career became stale the district decided that my job can be given to the staff left on payroll. ...
—FeliciaCO

I am currently unemployed!

I've been unemployed for 5 months and it has been a very difficult job market. Even though I hold a Masters degree and have extensive work experience, the job search has been very challenging for me. I depend on the money from unemployment insurance ...
—TashaMD

End of Life As I Know It

I worked for the state of Kansas for five years. Because of budget cuts, jobs were frozen, people were put on less hours, and some were laid off. That was what happened to me. It would be bad enough to just lose your job, but I am disabled. My medication ...
—MichelleMO

Americans deserve better

My story is like most others...decades of working (since babysitting at 12), and fortunate to have still the same job after 15 years. My husband, as hard working as anyone, lost his job when his company closed in late 2012. My salary plus his unemployment ...
—DeniseIL

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As you know, anything can happen in these days and times. One minute you are on top of the world with little or no worries and the next minute, you have absolutely nothing! It can happen to any one of us; even for those who have the power to make change. ...
—KatieMD

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IM disabled
—AlexandriaNV

FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYED

Ive became unemployed in May of 2013.

And soon after had to spend all my savings, 401k etc. I am still looking for work but nothing is happening. Had to apply for SNAP benefits which were initially declined, i appealed and finally am receiving those benefits ...

—LizaNY

Facing looming unemployment

My employer recently cut back my work hours and I only have a few months to find a job. The legal market looks pretty bleak right now and it is likely to take me more than six months to find something new. If unemployment benefits remain cut off after ...
—ElizabethCA

Single Mom of Child with Autism Unemployed Again!

I have lost my job for the second time since 2009. Although it was not high paying, nor did the company give us health benefits, it helped to put food on our table. Families like mine depend on these emergency benefits.
—MarieCA

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Iam left without any financial support,beleive it or not some people don't choose to be unemployed and will rather have a job,this is terrible for the country, what's going on in america
—DOROTHYGA

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 ...
—TanganyikaCA

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 ...
—SusanFL

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. ...
—KimberlyCA
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