"Extended jobless benefits cut in eight states
Text Size PrintE-mailReprintsBy Michael A. Fletcher, Published: May 10The Washington Post More than 230,000 jobless Americans will lose their unemployment insurance by this weekend as reductions in the federal program that provides extended benefits to the long-term unemployed take broader effect.
The new round of reductions is hitting eight states this month, meaning that about 400,000 long-term unemployed Americans in 27 states will have been cut off of the federal government’s extended unemployment benefits program this year, according to an analysis by the National Employment Law Project, which advocates for the unemployed."
“These cuts are coming faster than the economy is improving, which means more workers will have to survive without any jobless assistance, and families will have less money to put back into the economy,” said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project.
This month, the maximum unemployment benefit period is being reduced in eight states: California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado and Connecticut. "
C'mon, we know all these people are just a bunch of lazy bums laying around eating pringles on the sofa all day... Tom Corbett knows some sweat shop owners just begging for slaves, er, employees to work in unsafe filthy conditions for next to nothing...