New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2011
Unemployed Americans Take Full Advantage of New Unemployment Extension Benefits, via Unemployment-Extension.Org, with Indiana Unemployment and New Jersey Unemployment being the first states to receive benefits for a full 99 weeks, announces Unemployment-Extension.Org.
Unemployment extension benefits have varied from state to state, with the average amount received by an unemployed individual is $298 per week in 2011. This year, the maximum time a person can receive unemployment checks in some states, such as New Jersey Unemployment, is 99 weeks. That's just under two years.
As of October 2011, roughly 12 million Americans receive unemployment benefits. Three million Americans will have their unemployment extension benefit cut off by mid-February, a precipitous drop in income which liberals say the weak economy simply can't handle.
As part of the jobs bill presented to Congress this past September, the Obama administration proposed extending unemployment insurance for another 26 weeks in states which currently have a lower time limit, such as Arizona unemployment benefits and Florida Unemployment. Obama's jobs bill maintains the 99 week maximum period during which a person can receive unemployment checks for every state.
Obama's proposal to extend unemployment benefits could cost taxpayers an additional $49 billion in the next 12 months. Conservatives contend that unemployment benefits actually discourage people from finding jobs. Numerous studies from economists from both sides of the political aisle support this theory for Indiana unemployment.
4.4 million Americans who receive unemployment checks have been out of work for over a year.
Ohio's Republican representative, James Renacci, says, "The length of unemployment compensation eligibility has turned from a bridge between jobs into an excuse to put off that job search for just one more week."