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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

How Many Weeks of Unemployment in California?

As of 2011, Californians may be eligible for up to 99 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

The people at the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities have updated their chart that show just how many weeks of unemployment you are entitled to depending upon what state you worked in.  (Remember, that typically unemployment compensation is based upon the state in which you worked and collected a pay-check; not necessarily the state in which you currently live).

In compiling this data CBPP looked at the Department of Labor Employment and Training administration data as of August 28, 2011.