I agree, we need to return to the 26 week limit. The bill reducing the limit to 20 weeks is draconian. This is a bill to repeal the bill passed that reduces the limit to 20 weeks. The heading is misleading.
2) Re: 2011 House Bill 4619 (Reduce future unemployment benefits ) by bourner on May 10, 2011
If I'm reading this correctly, we do need to repeal the limit on unemployment from 26 to 20 weeks. The first time I was unemployed in Michigan in 2006, I was unemployed for 10 months. This is LESS than the average person now. I had 4 months of ZERO income - no bills paid. I owed and owed and owed when I did become employed again at only 60% of what I'd previously earned, and even $100 less per two-week period than on unemployment. I was even registered with 5 temp agencies starting at my 4th month of unemployment. Until that point I had submitted over 10 resume's each week for work - only had about 4 interviews. After signing up wtih 5 temp agencies, it took 6 months to be assigned my first long-term assignment. It is bad out there, and no matter how hard people seek work, it might still not obtain a job in a timely manner.
3) 2011 House Bill 4619 (Reduce future unemployment benefits ) by admin on January 1, 2001
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