Unemployed Americans Can Now Extend Unemployment Benefits Throughout 2012, According to Unemployment-Extension.Org
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2011
According to Unemployment-Extension.Org, Unemployment Extensions & Unemployment Benefits can be extended throughout 2012 through the web at Unemployment-Extension.Org, with California and New York being the first states to receive benefits for a full 99 weeks.
While unemployment extension benefits depend on the unemployment rate of your state, Unemployment-Extension reports show the average amount received by an unemployed individual is only $298 per week. The current maximum time a person can receive unemployment checks in some states, like CA Unemployment, is 99 weeks. That's just under two years.
As of this month, the US Department of Labor Statistics Board shows roughly eleven million Americans receive unemployment benefits. Over three million Americans will have their unemployment benefit cut off by mid-February, a precipitous drop in income which liberals say the weak economy simply can't handle.
As part of the jobs bill presented to Congress this past September, the Obama administration proposed extending unemployment insurance for another 26 weeks in states which currently have a lower time limit, such as New York Unemployment and California Unemployment. Obama's jobs bill would still maintain the 99 week maximum period during which a person can receive unemployment checks, reports Unemployment-Extension.Org.
Obama's proposal to implement an unemployment extension could cost taxpayers an additional $49 billion in the next 12 months. Conservatives contend that unemployment benefits actually discourage people from finding jobs. Numerous studies from Unemployment-Extension.Org from both sides of the political aisle support this theory for NY Unemployment.
According to US Department of Labor Statistics Board, over four million Americans who receive unemployment checks have been out of work for a year or more.
Ohio's Republican representative, James Renacci, stated to Unemployment-Extension.Org, "The length of unemployment compensation eligibility has turned from a bridge between jobs into an excuse to put off that job search for just one more week."