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BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 7/28/20
With the $600 a week in additional benefits expiring, the Republicans want to cut this by $400 a week, down to $200. With the national unemployment benefit averaging about $350 a week, this would mean a more than 40% cut in their benefits.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/08/14
On Sept. 5, the Department of Labor’s monthly report on the job market said that employment grew more slowly in August.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 7/20/14
Data released by the federal government July 18 show that many states continue to suffer from consistently high rates of unemployment.
BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 3/20/14
For the last three to four years, the U.S. government has gone an historic bout of austerity, by raising taxes and cutting spending. This has contributed to a weak economic recovery, with workers still facing an official unemployment rate of 6.7%, which would be even higher if millions of unemployed had not given up looking for work. At the same time corporate profits have boomed to record highs.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 1/16/14
Attempts to restore Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits stalled in the Senate, Jan. 14, when Republicans and Democrats clashed over what austerity measures and budget cuts would be linked to the proposed extension.
BY David Hungerford | East Orange, NJ | 12/18/13
The People’s Organization for Progress (POP) held a protest here, Dec. 18 against the recently concluded ‘budget deal’ that will end unemployment benefits to 1.3 million people at the end of this month and to many more in months after.
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