Reader comment on: Unemployment Benefits and the Job Market
Submitted by Karen (United States), Oct 1, 2014 14:49
I finally found a job after being unemployed 18 months and no benefits for 7. I found a job 61 miles from where I live and took a $5000 a year decrease from the job I lost last year. I will also have to pay for my health benefits.
I took this job because where I live the jobs only pay abou $10 an hour and being self supporting I would not be able to live on that since it isn't that cheap to live where I do.
The unemployment extension would have allowed to live wthout the extra stress I felt every day. It was so bad I was actually planning on killing myself just before the job came through.
I know longer have faith in our government or politicans.
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