Saturday, August 3, 2013

How Many Weeks of Unemployment do I get in California?

According to Policy Basics, California is one of the few states in which people can get over 70 weeks of unemployment benefits:

Illinois, Mississippi, and Nevada also get over 70 weeks.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jobless Rates Drop in 41 states

According to the BLS, the jobless situation may be getting better:

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, October 19, 2012                USDL-12-2073


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in September.
Forty-one states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate
decreases, six states posted rate increases, and three states had no change,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-four states and
the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year
earlier, while six states experienced increases. The national jobless rate
decreased to 7.8 percent from August and was 1.2 percentage points lower
than in September 2011.

But I'd like to see data showing the split between full-time and part-time work.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Michigan Unemployment Rate Down to 8.3%

Michigan's unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3% from 14% at the height of the recession.

How Many Weeks of Unemployment do I get?

If you're wondering, "How many weeks of unemployment do I get?", you'll be disappointed to learn that you can no longer get 99 weeks of unemployment compensation. Coverage now varies between 46 weeks and 73 weeks, and I think that it is likely that many more states will be joining the Dakotas and Minnesota by gradually reducing the amount of money that jobless Americans can receive while they are looking for new work.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's the minimum wage in Europe?

People frequently believe that higher minimum wages can result in higher levels of unemployment. Looking at data for Europe, you can see that France has EUR 1,365 per month minimum wage vs. Greece's EUR 876/month and Poland's EUR 350.