Conn. unemployment rate increases to ...

Conn. unemployment rate increases to 8.1 percent

There are 71 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Sep 18, 2009, titled Conn. unemployment rate increases to 8.1 percent. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Labor officials say Connecticut's unemployment rate increased to 8.1 percent in August as the state lost 3,700 jobs, mostly in the hospitality, government and financial activities sectors.

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Tax and Spend

Shelton, CT

#3 Sep 18, 2009
So Broke wrote:
It's a joke now they don't have to pay the 7 weeks that's mentioned at the DOL website because the unemployment rate is not enough to "TRIGGER", for a state that's supposed to be the richest well their the cheapest and that's why their the richest , is this a JEW state or what ?
Good. I know some folks who have been collecting unemployment for 3 years and have no intention of going back to work. They are effectively retired and still taking taxpayer money. The state does a terrible job at qualifying, thus hurting the folks that really need unemployment.

No one should be collecting for three years. You could have earned a college degree over this time.

Time to find a job!
carol

Westport, CT

#4 Sep 18, 2009
I guess its easier to take a handout than take a lesser
job. Help yourselves.
carol

Westport, CT

#5 Sep 18, 2009
Tax and Spend wrote:
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Good. I know some folks who have been collecting unemployment for 3 years and have no intention of going back to work. They are effectively retired and still taking taxpayer money. The state does a terrible job at qualifying, thus hurting the folks that really need unemployment.
No one should be collecting for three years. You could have earned a college degree over this time.
Time to find a job!
amen.
Hey Tax and Spend

Plymouth, MA

#6 Sep 18, 2009
Wake up you arrogant jerk.

If they went to college while collecting, they would have broken the law.
I have a degree and was laid off 3 months ago. So far, I can wipe my back side with it, for all it's helped.
Wait until it happens to you...
Eli

Westport, CT

#7 Sep 18, 2009
Unfortunately many have become lazy and complacent in their jobs and not kept up with their careers or seeking new ones. As times change, hard times come and many lose jobs they thought were secure while making little effort to advance their abilities to make themselves more attractive to employers. The safety net has become a hammock to many.
What Job

Ronkonkoma, NY

#9 Sep 18, 2009
Tax and Spend wrote:
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Good. I know some folks who have been collecting unemployment for 3 years and have no intention of going back to work. They are effectively retired and still taking taxpayer money. The state does a terrible job at qualifying, thus hurting the folks that really need unemployment.
No one should be collecting for three years. You could have earned a college degree over this time.
Time to find a job!
Only 4 years ? i beat'em by 2 and bought me a laptop !
Rich and Spoiled

Ronkonkoma, NY

#10 Sep 18, 2009
Hey Tax and Spend wrote:
Wake up you arrogant jerk.
If they went to college while collecting, they would have broken the law.
I have a degree and was laid off 3 months ago. So far, I can wipe my back side with it, for all it's helped.
Wait until it happens to you...
I can loan you some toilet paper if your really that broke ?
carol

Westport, CT

#11 Sep 18, 2009
Oh Really wrote:
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Men can't just spread their legs like you and sit at home blogging all day.
you're clueless.
Hey Tax and Spend

Plymouth, MA

#12 Sep 18, 2009
Rich and Spoiled wrote:
<quoted text> I can loan you some toilet paper if your really that broke ?
Not sure when I can pay you back, but sure!
Thanks...there are still nice people in the world :-)
Eli

Westport, CT

#13 Sep 18, 2009
Oh Really wrote:
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Men can't just spread their legs like you and sit at home blogging all day.
And this one wonders why he has no job. Can't imagine why such a classy guy can't find a job.
Oh Really

Plymouth, MA

#14 Sep 18, 2009
carol wrote:
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you're clueless.
Sounds like I have your number!
Rich and Spoiled

Ronkonkoma, NY

#15 Sep 18, 2009
Hey Tax and Spend wrote:
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Not sure when I can pay you back, but sure!
Thanks...there are still nice people in the world :-)
When you get you next unemployment check !
grandpa1

Woodstock, CT

#16 Sep 18, 2009
Where's the recovery? Without jobs it's just the same old political "BLA BLA BLA". The only ones who have recovered are the ones who created this mess. The banks,the FED,the politicians, Wall street,the auto makers,etc..... Profits for pigs at the trough, while most of us still can't make ends meet. Are you sure this is still America? If you listen closely the propoganda is sounding more and more like the same phoney diatribe that a certain dictator favored in the 1930's. The only difference is that this time the takeover will be accomplished without the use of force,....only lies !
carol

Westport, CT

#17 Sep 18, 2009
Oh Really wrote:
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Sounds like I have your number!
You've got something alright.Just not a job.
Be Careful What You Say

Howell, NJ

#18 Sep 18, 2009
Tax and Spend wrote:
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Good. I know some folks who have been collecting unemployment for 3 years and have no intention of going back to work. They are effectively retired and still taking taxpayer money. The state does a terrible job at qualifying, thus hurting the folks that really need unemployment.
No one should be collecting for three years. You could have earned a college degree over this time.
Time to find a job!
I was one of those people who would say "get a job" whenever I saw people begging. Not any more. I agree there are some lazy people who like to consider themselves "retired" and collect unemployment. A year ago, I was made part time instead of full time help. Not a day has gone by that I haven't combed the ads for a job. I sent resumes everywhere. It has taken a full year for me to finally find a full time job. Not what I had hoped for as far as pay goes, but I am thankful to find full time work and to not have to pay for benefits on my own. I am not lazy and never considered myself retired. I say good luck to those on unemployment for four years. I don't know how that happens or how they live on it though. I've collected partial unemployment which wasn't much to begin with and now that the year is up, based on the way Dept of Labor averages things, it was slashed in half. I found a full time job with not a minute to lose.

For all of you who still say "get a job", I say to you, "get a clue". The majority of us who have lost work desperately want to find work. If this hasn't happened to you, then you should be thanking God every day for what you have. Be careful what you say, it could very easily happen to you too.
Tax and Spend

Shelton, CT

#19 Sep 18, 2009
Be Careful What You Say wrote:
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I was one of those people who would say "get a job" whenever I saw people begging. Not any more. I agree there are some lazy people who like to consider themselves "retired" and collect unemployment. A year ago, I was made part time instead of full time help. Not a day has gone by that I haven't combed the ads for a job. I sent resumes everywhere. It has taken a full year for me to finally find a full time job. Not what I had hoped for as far as pay goes, but I am thankful to find full time work and to not have to pay for benefits on my own. I am not lazy and never considered myself retired. I say good luck to those on unemployment for four years. I don't know how that happens or how they live on it though. I've collected partial unemployment which wasn't much to begin with and now that the year is up, based on the way Dept of Labor averages things, it was slashed in half. I found a full time job with not a minute to lose.
For all of you who still say "get a job", I say to you, "get a clue". The majority of us who have lost work desperately want to find work. If this hasn't happened to you, then you should be thanking God every day for what you have. Be careful what you say, it could very easily happen to you too.
I support unemployment! How much clearer can I be. I can even support it for 2 years during this recession. However, collecting for 3-4 years is insanity. This just punishes the people who really need the short term help. It also punishes business that pays the unemployment insurance resulting in slower hiring.

There is always some job out there, but you are right, it may not be the best or ideal job.

Sometimes you have to take 1 step back to take two steps forward. I have had to do that and now I make more money than I ever have. You have to look long term.

Great you got a job, congratulations and let's hope in a few years you are in an even better position!
Carl

Elizabeth, NJ

#20 Sep 18, 2009
I'm beginning to feel discourage , The President helped the Wall Street but how about the people in the Main Street...?
Jobless

Ronkonkoma, NY

#21 Sep 18, 2009
Be Careful What You Say wrote:
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I was one of those people who would say "get a job" whenever I saw people begging. Not any more. I agree there are some lazy people who like to consider themselves "retired" and collect unemployment. A year ago, I was made part time instead of full time help. Not a day has gone by that I haven't combed the ads for a job. I sent resumes everywhere. It has taken a full year for me to finally find a full time job. Not what I had hoped for as far as pay goes, but I am thankful to find full time work and to not have to pay for benefits on my own. I am not lazy and never considered myself retired. I say good luck to those on unemployment for four years. I don't know how that happens or how they live on it though. I've collected partial unemployment which wasn't much to begin with and now that the year is up, based on the way Dept of Labor averages things, it was slashed in half. I found a full time job with not a minute to lose.
For all of you who still say "get a job", I say to you, "get a clue". The majority of us who have lost work desperately want to find work. If this hasn't happened to you, then you should be thanking God every day for what you have. Be careful what you say, it could very easily happen to you too.
Where did you finally get a job full time with benefits ?
pwilson

Newtown, CT

#22 Sep 18, 2009
Tax and Spend wrote:
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Good. I know some folks who have been collecting unemployment for 3 years and have no intention of going back to work. They are effectively retired and still taking taxpayer money. The state does a terrible job at qualifying, thus hurting the folks that really need unemployment.
No one should be collecting for three years. You could have earned a college degree over this time.
Time to find a job!
Thank you. I have said the same thing and got my head bitten off for it.
pwilson

Newtown, CT

#23 Sep 18, 2009
Hey Tax and Spend wrote:
Wake up you arrogant jerk.
If they went to college while collecting, they would have broken the law.
I have a degree and was laid off 3 months ago. So far, I can wipe my back side with it, for all it's helped.
Wait until it happens to you...
Did you save for tough times? Have you thought about moving? Did you look for a job in another state? Did you think about working for yourself?

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