Unemployment Benefits Being Cut Short for 10,500 Wisconsin Claimants

Wisconsin's improved economy will no longer allow the state to extend unemployment benefits to claimants, due to a loss of a federal subsidy.

Wisconsin families who receive unemployment insurance are going take a hard hit when their benefits are cut short.

Due to Wisconsin's lower unemployment rate the state no longer qualifies for the federal emergency insurance, which extends the benefit to 63 weeks from 54 weeks, reported the Wisconsin State Journal

The state’s 6.7 percent rate is below the 7 percent rate needed to be in order to receive the federal subsidy, which helps states with high unemployment rates.

About 10,500 workers who have been unemployed for more than a year have received notifications that they will start losing benefits the week of Feb. 9, according to the report.

Unemployment benefits are given to people who lose their job at no fault of their own. People can receive up to $363 in weekly benefits. 

The Anti-Alinsky March 17, 2013 at 04:56 PM
John Wilson (if that is his real name) wrote: "Where did the 86,000 jobs come from and what is your source?" There were, and still are, a number of sources out there Johnny. Of course suppose I will have to do the work for you: http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/0116collegegop.pdf http://www.wrn.com/2012/12/democrats-blast-walker-over-jobs-claim/ http://news.wpr.org/post/walkers-latest-jobs-numbers-discount-seasonal-hiring Johnny also wrote: "...You are really confused if you think I am going to read your diversions and empty rhetoric..." This from the king of empty rhetoric. At least I admitted I could not find relevant data concerning self-terminated employees that collected unemployment benefits, and that my conclusions were anecdotal based on my personal experience. You are still crossing your arms, making the pouty face and saying "no-no-no-no-no"!
John Wilson March 18, 2013 at 05:04 AM
The Anti-Alinsky – AA provides the following sources to prove 86,000 jobs were created by Gov. Walker. 1) College Federation of Republicans, Paid for and Authorized by WI Federation of College Republicans, Patrick Garrett, Treasurer 2) Wisconsin Radio Network 3) Wisconsin Public Radio News Ignoring for the moment the credibility of these sources (?) they state that Gov. Walker’s claim of 86,000 jobs is in dispute… not exactly proof. Now IF we add the 86,000 disputed jobs to your additional 67,100 illusionary jobs, Walker has already created 153,100 new jobs! Parenthetically, you could have called Reince Priebus ScrewUSA Maximus and received the same numbers; however, I do thank you for your prolific amount of research (?) 2011: 27,811 jobs created in Wisconsin. 2012: 13,700 jobs created in Wisconsin 41,511 jobs created in Wisconsin under Walker’s administration in 2-years. 208,489 will need to be created by January 12015 for, Walker to fulfill his promise. http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/promises/walk-o-meter/promise/526/create-250000-new-jobs/ Again, these are factual numbers… not disputed. Finally, please provide some credible, authoritative sources for the 86,000 jobs you claim Gov. Walker created or admit that you have no proof… I would also ask you to provide the number of new businesses – Gov. Walker promised 10,000 – which he has created thus far.
John Wilson March 18, 2013 at 02:47 PM
The Anti-Alinsky – Just to keep you abreast of “We are headed in the right direction.” “The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Louisiana (-12,500), followed by WISCONSIN (-6,000) and Missouri (-4,700). [CAPS ARE MINE] "Nine states reported statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate changes in January, of which seven were increases and two were decreases. The significant increases occurred in Illinois and Mississippi (+0.4 percentage point each); Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and WISCONSIN (+0.3 point each); and New York (+0.2 point)." [CAPS ARE MINE] http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm
The Anti-Alinsky March 19, 2013 at 03:28 AM
John (if that is your real name), maybe you should wait until final numbers come in before you get too excited. Because of the way BLS calculates preliminary data, they can be waaay off. Once again I will link to Christian Schneider's OpED: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/schncol17-0094mis-198546381.html Tried to read beyond the headline this time.
morninmist March 19, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Walker is walking JOKE! @Progress2day ICYMI: We're 44th: Most Accurate Gauge Yet of @GovWalker Jobs Failure: wisdems.org/news/press/vie… #wiunion #wipolitics ...Read about Walker's terrible jobs numbers here. "Being 44th in the nation in job creation is the legacy of a governor who spends more time and money trying to whitewash his terrible record on jobs than actually focusing on jobs themselves. Scott Walker thinks he deserves another promotion when he has failed the citizens of Wisconsin so terribly with his signature promise to create 250,000 jobs," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday. "The only job that Scott Walker has ever cared about is his own."


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