Extended unemployment benefits – after the first 26 weeks – are paid by Uncle Sam, but only if states pass legislation allowing it. So far, 37 states and D.C. are on board, four have unemployment levels too low to qualify, and nine just haven't taken action.
New federal unemployment extension benefits removed penalties for many people working temp jobs. What are the hottest temp jobs? Do they offer medical? We answer your questions.
Jobless Americans were eligible for up to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits until early June. President Obama urged Congress to keep them at that record level through November.
Unemployed Americans who take parttime or temp work may find that their unemployment benefits get cut after that job ends. It's a disincentive to work, but Congress is moving to remedy that.