February 13, 2011 by USA Post, While the unemployment rate in the state fell 8.9 percent to 8.2 percent between December 2009 and December 2010, there are still about 793,000 unemployed New Yorkers. Depending on when they became unemployed and applied for benefits, people on unemployment in New York could receive up to 93 weeks of benefits, or 99 weeks if they have started receiving benefits when the unemployment rate of State has been higher.

Congress added several levels of benefits on basis of 26 weeks due to poor economic conditions. Parliament has passed an extension of 13 months of benefits in December that allows unemployed workers until the end of this year to finish this level they are and move in the next, “said Nancy Dunphy, Commissioner of Labour State Deputy for job security.

It can be complicated for people who are unemployed to understand what they are entitled, so that the Labor Department has a calculator on its website benefits – The maximum weekly benefit is $ 405.

According to the calculator, workers laid off which took effect between the original claims 15 November 2010 and February 7 will be eligible for 26 weeks of regular unemployment, 20 weeks of emergency unemployment level 1 and 14 weeks pay 2 level compensation.

Brian Sugalski of Horseheads, Chemung County, has been unemployed since May 2010. His first 26 weeks were in December, and it is in its first expansion – 20 weeks. He and his wife and their 4-year-old son, moved to the handicapped his mother’s house in Horseheads after losing their home in New Jersey to bankruptcy.

Sugalski, who receives his unemployment, checks in New Jersey, said he participated in workshops and resume prepared before moving to New York. He worked in the printing industry since he was a teenager. It is his preferred profession, but it is not to limit its search to that area.

Sugalski, 39, said he had some interviews, and some companies have said they received 500 resumes, 600 or 700 for a position.


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