Unemployment Claims Rise Again

Unemployment Claims Rise Again

There are 9 comments on the WFMZ story from Jul 21, 2011, titled Unemployment Claims Rise Again. In it, WFMZ reports that:

In yet another sign that the job market is still stuck in a rut, more Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week than the week before.

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rocky

Lititz, PA

#1 Jul 21, 2011
blame it on our lousy government,and they dont seem to understand that 12 bucks an hour doesnt pay for shit in this day and age,you can keep your lousy bs jobs

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#2 Jul 21, 2011
two and half years, and still blaming Bush....

Or is Obama finally going to take the blame for this/
HUBER

Melville, NY

#3 Jul 21, 2011
Great job OBAMA.
Bee

Allentown, PA

#4 Jul 21, 2011
I have been unemployed for over 18 months and my benefits will exhaust soon. I have lost track of how many jobs I have applied for and have only had 2 interviews--unfortunately, did not get either of those jobs. There are just too many people applying for the same job and I believe employers just can't weed through every application and it is simply a lottery system as to who gets granted an interview or is hired !! I do believe that because I do not apply for any job that I don't feel I am qualified for...every job I applied for I know I could do without extensive training, etc....yet my applications go unanswered.

And Rocky got it right....12 bucks an hour is just not enough. I recently saw a job ad saying (and yes I am serious, I really saw this) "masters degree preferred,$8.50/hr". Are you kidding !!!???!!! Also, so many jobs want unbelieveable number of years of experience in that specific job (good luck finding that "one" person that will apply that meets their qualifications) and then want to pay barely over minimum wage.

I don't have a solution, that's not my field of expertise, but I do know that if something is not done soon, there will be more and more jobless, and homeless individuals than ever !!
Dave

Center Valley, PA

#5 Jul 21, 2011
I can understand the jobs available to people who were in that higher income bracket,way above the $12 per hour mentioned.I also hear of business owners offering much more than that figure who can't find people willing to work for them.The dollar figures being paid to unemployed people, in many cases,makes it easier and more affordable for them to stay unemployed than to drive to work every day.I am on social security,of which I paid into for over 65 years,with no raises for the last couple of years.They really aren't raises but my money they should be returning to me.Try to get a job at 72!!
Albert46

Palmyra, PA

#6 Jul 21, 2011
Great Depression part deux
Bill

Northampton, PA

#7 Jul 21, 2011
Way to go Obama, your plan is working perfectly. Hey America how is the Obama hope and change plan working for you?????????
Grim Reaper

Sellersville, PA

#8 Jul 21, 2011
Bill wrote:
Way to go Obama, your plan is working perfectly. Hey America how is the Obama hope and change plan working for you?????????
Awesome..was employed for 20 years at a manufacturing job, was laid off, went to school worked part time while I did the school thing, got laid off from that job when NASA and Harley slowed down, How is this clown helping us????????
Drew

Whitehall, PA

#9 Jul 21, 2011
Dave wrote:
I can understand the jobs available to people who were in that higher income bracket,way above the $12 per hour mentioned.I also hear of business owners offering much more than that figure who can't find people willing to work for them.The dollar figures being paid to unemployed people, in many cases,makes it easier and more affordable for them to stay unemployed than to drive to work every day.I am on social security,of which I paid into for over 65 years,with no raises for the last couple of years.They really aren't raises but my money they should be returning to me.Try to get a job at 72!!
Exactly. For many it is worth taking a slight cut in pay to collect unemployment than it is to work 40+ hours a week. Plus if you figure you don't need to drive back and forth to work everyday you can save on gas or if you have children you can pull them out of daycare. Some will actually earn more if you adjust to what they otherwise would have had to spend.

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