Archive for Friday, August 28, 2009

Kansans eligible for additional jobless benefits

August 28, 2009


— Kansans receiving unemployment benefits are now eligible for up to 13 additional weeks of support.

That's because the state's jobless rate has been 6.5 percent or higher for three consecutive months. Under a federal stimulus program, states that have such consecutive high rates qualify for the additional support.

In July, the Kansas unemployment rate was 7.7 percent, up from 7.1 percent in June and 6.9 percent in May.

The state labor department is mailing information out to potentially eligible Kansans, including those who have exhausted two tiers of federal emergency unemployment benefits.


Richard Payton 8 years, 8 months ago

Many need the additional help this is a tax I support. I work two jobs and had a hard time getting a part time gig.

Keith 8 years, 8 months ago

"be3 (Anonymous) says… Great more of my taxes being given to the lazy."

Great, more of my air being breathed by the stupid.

swineprincess 8 years, 8 months ago

Be3 have you tried to get a job lately? Have you even looked at the jobs listed herein? For every halfway decent job posted, there are dozens or even hundreds of massively overqualified people applying for them.

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