H.R.5749 - Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Official: To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as passed house.

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    UEinRI 06/05/2008 3:32am

    We should call them too.

  • kbone3 06/05/2008 3:33am

    FYI….. I am a 28 year old female from Michigan. I was laid off from a paper mill in 10/07. I went from making 19.74 per hour to making nothing. Make fun of my login name all you want, at least I sign in to comment.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 3:36am

    Jobless claims down 18,000 moving address down 2750

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  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 3:58am
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    well Andy I will make a call…. Okay Gommer that will be mighty fine indeed.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:00am
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    Now Andy don’t get your feathers ruffled over this thing, take some chicken to the commputer with you, Thank you Aunt Bea thats ya’lls help that’s making this thing here work..

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  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:01am

    Jobless claims show unexpected improvement By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer
    6 minutes ago

    The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits showed an unexpected improvement last week although a key indicator of unemployment hit a four-year high.

    The Labor Department reported Thursday that applications for unemployment benefits totaled 357,000 last week, some 18,000 fewer than the previous week. That pushed applications for benefits to their lowest level since mid-April.

    However, the four-week average for people receiving benefits edged up to 3.086 million, the highest level since March 6, 2004, when the country was still struggling to recover from a prolonged period of rising unemployment.

    The increase in so-called continuing claims underscored the problems people are facing with rising layoffs and the difficulty in finding new jobs in a weak economy.

    The unemployment report for May will be released on Friday. Analysts are expecting that the overall civilian jobless rate will edge up to 5.1 percent, compared to 5 percent in April, and that businesses will have cut 60,000 jobs, marking the fifth straight month of job losses.

    This prolonged stretch of job cuts has many economists believing the country has fallen into a recession.

    However, the overall economy as measured by the gross domestic product has managed to remain in positive territory with the GDP growing at an annual rate of 0.9 percent in the first three months of the year.

    The Bush administration is hoping that the $168 billion economic stimulus program which is mailing checks to some 130 million households and showering businesses with tax breaks will be enough to jump-start the economy and result in stronger growth in coming months.

    In a speech Thursday at Harvard, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he believed the economy was in a good position to weather the current hardships, including soaring energy prices. He said he believes this because there is flexibility in this realm than when the economy was hit with a series of oil shocks in the 1970s.

    The drop of 18,000 jobless claims applications last week was much better than the unchanged performance that economists had been expecting.

    For the week ending May 24, a total of 31 states and territories reported that claims had declined, while 22 reported increases.

    The states with the biggest increases were Ohio, up 2,390, because of higher layoffs in the auto, transportation and service industries, and Mississippi, with a rise of 2,028, reflecting higher layoffs in the auto industry.

    The states with the biggest declines were Michigan, with a drop of 1,880, reflecting fewer layoffs in the auto industry in that state, and Pennsylvania, with a drop of 1,120, reflecting fewer layoffs in petroleum, primary metals and the furniture industry.

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  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:02am
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    ANDY ANDY ANDY IT’S IN THE PAPERS NOW WE ARE IN TROUBLE, CALM DOWN NOW BARNIE WE’LL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS!!!

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  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:05am

    so what’s Michigan at now 6.8% these numbers are wrong..

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:07am
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    Pa what is everybody so worked up about, Oh son they saw something in the newspaper..

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:07am

    All of us unemployed are stuck in a bubble. Companies are downsizing a little at a time and a hiring freeze is what is happening.The job numbers dont mean squat-they fix em any way they want them. College kids are now starting to hit the summer workforce and things will not improve until sometime mid to late fall.

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  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:09am
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    Where’s the lemonaid?

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:10am
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    99 bottles of beer on the wall 99 bottles of beer

  • moonbeamluna1960 06/05/2008 4:17am

    I just called nancy pelosi’s office. last nite comment line was full. ITS NOW AVAILABLE TO LEAVE MESSAGES THIS MORNING.

  • UEinRI 06/05/2008 4:20am

    AND EMAIL!

    Here everyone send this email to Nancy Pelosi.

    http://speaker.house.gov/contact

    The number of unemployed Americans, and growing, feel you are caving in for the second time to the Bush administration by not fighting for the extension of unemployment insurance.

    It is time for you to standup against Pres. Bush and his failed administration. Many are losing faith in both sides of the House; hearing shallow promises, like “It didn’t pass now, but we will revisit extending UI if things get worse”, sound familiar?

    Well, the time is now.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:21am

    Sometimes it appears that our government is keeping our econemy in the pits on purpose. Watching C-Span and how our congress works is a big joke. I cant believe these people are voted into office by the American public. I wouldnt want half of them to bag my goceries-let alone make crucial decisions.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:21am
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    I’VE CALLED THAT LIAR BEYOTCH A HALF A DOZEN TIMES SINCE JANUARY, AND WHAT HAS SHE DONE??

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:22am

    Wrote to Speaker Pelosi at http://speaker.house.gov/contact/.

    You’re cutting the unemployed adrift?

    How can I continue to support a party that acts like the other party, then blames the other party for its own failings?

    My shock increases weekly.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:23am
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    I think they are gonna start a draft , why else would they want to kiss the GI’s butts so bad ?

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:25am
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    McCain 2008 at least they don’t have two faces:0) :0(

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:27am
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    Andy , watcha doin Andy watcha doin , well gobber we are calling the speaker of the house, HUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:28am

    Bloomberg news doesn’t have a thing about this, nothing UE OH

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:29am
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    oops moving average!!

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:31am
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    Thank you moonbeamlunatic

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:31am
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    The sentence makes no sense. It is grammatically incorrect.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:36am
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    I’m sorry pa I was down by the pond catchin frogs during grammar class.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 4:46am
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    Beam them up Scotty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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