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Old 05-12-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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I read somewhere that NJ paid more than $400 a week 10 years ago. And for up to a year as well.

 
Old 05-12-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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Why unemployment for anyone?
Taxing the productive to pay the unproductive is another progressive tragedy.
And has already been mentioned, when you pay people not to work, they generally don't.
The problem in the economy now isn't that people on unemployment are not looking for work but rather there aren't nearly enough jobs for all of the job seekers looking for work. If you were to eliminate unemployment, a lot of people would starve.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm in CA & will need to apply for UI soon. My current salary ony my job that's ending is $2400/mo. My rent, utilities, & bills total a good $2000/mo. I hope I'm approved for the fullest amt they give in the state of CA. I need it!
 
Old 05-13-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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I'm in CA & will need to apply for UI soon. My current salary ony my job that's ending is $2400/mo. My rent, utilities, & bills total a good $2000/mo. I hope I'm approved for the fullest amt they give in the state of CA. I need it!
You are not qualified for the max amount. You will get $1200 per month.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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Back in the early 90's I was working in California, the company I worked for closed suddenly, did not pay us the money they owed us for two weeks or vacation pay we had accrued. A bunch of us applied for unemployment. It was about 450 a week. Not near what I was makeing, but, not bad for doing nothing but looking for a job.
You're incorrect. There is no way you collected $450 a week in CA in the early 90s.

In fact CA maxed out at $275 up until 2001 for UE benefits. Where it was raised to $375.

But no one was collecting $450 in the early 90s.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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If you aren't working for a living, then what's the point in living in a larger metro area where the costs are so much higher. It's not as though they're living near their workplace, they should relocate to something cheaper since they're not paying for it.
Yes they should all move to small towns and rural areas where there are less jobs.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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I'm in CA & will need to apply for UI soon. My current salary ony my job that's ending is $2400/mo. My rent, utilities, & bills total a good $2000/mo. I hope I'm approved for the fullest amt they give in the state of CA. I need it!
You won't have a problem getting approved, but you won't know how much you'll get per week until you file, and EDD makes a determination when they calculate your benefits.

You need to stop posting the same question over and over again. You've been told several times that you'll qualify, and there's no reason for you to be turned down.

When I lost my job in 2009, I was awarded $288 per week, and every year it went down. I still get unemployment and work part-time, too. Start looking for another job, even if it's part-time, and cut your expenses down. Moving to a place where your rent is less would be a big help.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Where the heck did this ridiculous thread come from? Did someone start a rant on P&C?

Everyone on the Unemployment Forum knows benefit amounts and duration vary by state, some paying as little as $235/week. This link provides a small clue on how UE payments vary - some info is out of date on length of benefits and maximum amounts, and some information is incomplete or unclear, but y'all get the idea. UE benefits are definitely not one-size-fits-all.

Unemployment Benefits Comparison by State

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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Cheap home loans are responsible for sky-high real estate prices. Because of loans, people buy bigger or luxury apartments/houses which they would have purchased after 7 or 10 years.

Example: If a person' salary is $10,000/month and he wants to buy $200,000 apartment and he saves $4000/month. He will need 5 years to buy that $200,000 apartment from his salary.

But because of home loans, he buys that $200K apartment after 6 months, Demand goes up very fast because of loans and the price go sky-high.

nope. that is not at all how it works. prices in the bay area sky rocketed because the area became a tech mecca and people were willing to spend more and more for just an inch of property. space is limited there. the up side to that was that a few people I know who already lived in the area made a killing selling the property they had that were just regular condos/houses, moved to sacramento/vegas and bought bigger houses with money left over. anyways, low interest home loans are a good thing. we're buying a house right now and our interest rate is 3.25%. if it wasn't we would have to get a cheaper house in a neighborhood that may not be so good. what would be our motivation for buying a house then?

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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I read somewhere that NJ paid more than $400 a week 10 years ago. And for up to a year as well.
They currently pay up to $624/week. I remember in early 2002, I collected $475/week, but only for 2 weeks as I found a job quickly.
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