Ever wonder how are the long term unemployed surviving after losing their unemployment pay?
Many long term unemployed have dropped off the rolls of everything, yet they are surviving. What are some of the possibilities for people who have not found a job in over 2 years?
Tutoring, freelancing as an author or photographer, babysitting, doing people's hair, etc. They take as many odd jobs as they can to get some money. I know one person who lives in Georgia who is doing landscaping as a business now because he couldn't get back into the IT field because there were no jobs for him.
I wish I knew more like riaha. Many of our tenants over the last few years have lost jobs. They collect unemployment for as long as they can then collect as much government assistace as they possibly can. They always claim to be poor but have money for the cig. that I see all over their yards and the beer I see in their bins. I evict them the second they mess up unless I see signs of them doing something to improve their situation. I have pity for those who truley try but none for those who give up!
I am one of those unemployed that fell off the rolls and finds myself out in the cold. I have been attempting to do almost anything to stay afloat, but I have injuries and they hold me back sometimes. I will keep trying as I'm sure others will keep trying. The economy has to get better some times, doesn't it?
With any luck my unemployment checks will continue to almost the end of the year, because of federal programs that kick in when unemployment in a state is very high. My wife will start drawing SS about that time. I will draw my seven months later. We have enough in savings to get us through that time without having to hit the 401K.. I am very fortunate. My biggest problem is insurance. When you are pushing 61 you are too young for Medicare, and regular insurance will not even talk to you, so you are stuck with limited medical indemnity plans, supplemental income plans and a prayer that you do not have a major illness for the next four years. I am still looking for work. But at my age and the fact that I spent 22 years on the same job, which at one time was an asset, but now is a negative, I do not expect to find anything.
It is terrible, after a lifetime of work, to be in such a tenuous situation. Big business will never get the loyal employees that they once had. The younger generation will hopefully have their medical insurance and will get out of bad situations.
I am in the same boat. So many people would get out at 62 if only they could get insurance. My spouse is working ridiculous hours and can get out in April with pension/ss/40k, but won't because of the insurance issue. It worries me.
by Eugene Hardy 5 years ago
Specifically, you have run out of benefits and you still can not find a job?
by Jim Hunter 7 years ago
Thats ridiculous, if you can't find a job in your area in three years then move to where the jobs are. Unemployment is beginning to be a career for some people.
by maven101 8 years ago
I just finished reading an article that suggests Wall Street and the White House will respond positively to the announcement of 37,000 new unemployment filings...Down somewhat from an earlier forecast...Since when is losing one's job good news for anyone..?Is the Obama administration that hungry...
by IDONO 5 years ago
Who is more likely to vote? Unemployment or welfare recipients?Even though the number of people is far larger of welfare recipients, ( in some form ) I,m guessing more unemployment people will vote. I'm talking numbers, not %. I believe economic issues are very important to unemployment people...
by Holle Abee 7 years ago
Four Democrats and Lieberman voted with the Republicans. I have mixed feelings about this, according to the research I've done. It seems that "economy experts" are split on their views. Some argue that increasing taxes on the upper economic class will stifle jobs, while others say that...
by ExpandYourMind 7 years ago
Do you think Congress should pass the bill extending unemployment for workers who have been...unemployed for over 6 months -- and why or why not.?
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