Ever wonder how are the long term unemployed surviving after losing their unempl

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  1. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 6 years ago

    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?

  2. rlaha profile image69
    rlahaposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. peeples profile image92
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    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!

  4. cherylone profile image91
    cheryloneposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. Xenonlit profile image61
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I sure hope you can find the strength to carry on. You are in my prayers.

    2. cherylone profile image91
      cheryloneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Xenonlit, I appreciate the help.  You are in my prayers as well.

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    Larry Wallposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Xenonlit profile image61
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. CR Rookwood profile image81
      CR Rookwoodposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.


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