The federal government has warned Wisconsin officials the state’s unemployment rate has improved enough to end extended jobless benefits.
The Wisconsin state Senate has approved extending federal unemployment benefits for an additional 13 weeks.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a worker’s mistake on the job is not enough reason to deny unemployment benefits.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a law keeping Minnesota’s jobless eligible for 13 weeks of extended federal unemployment benefits.
If the Congress and President Barack Obama don’t act, unemployment benefits for 2 million Americans will run out by the holidays. So, the President wants to extend benefits. However, do unemployment benefits discourage the unemployed from finding a job?
Tonight’s Good Question is a doozy. In light of the compromise to extend unemployment benefits (again), we’re wondering if getting unemployment benefits keeps people from actively looking for a job.