Indiana workers taking voluntary buyouts will no longer eligible for state unemployment benefits starting tomorrow, and severance pay will be counted against unemployment payouts. Those are among the provision of the state’s new unemployment law. The changes are part of Indiana’s plan to pay off a $2 billion loan from the federal government. Lawmakers approved… Continue reading New Indiana Unemployment Law Takes Effect Saturday
President Obama signed a bill last week extending federal jobless benefits. Unemployed Kentuckians whose checks were cut off during the Senate impasse over the extension can apply now to restart the payments.
by Stephanie Crosby Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says the longer Congress takes to act on an extension of unemployment benefits to millions of jobless Americans, the more Kentucky suffers. Democrats on Capitol Hill want to extend jobless benefits by six months, at a cost of $34-billion. A number of Senate Republicans, including Mitch McConnell… Continue reading Yarmuth Says Jobless Benefits Extension is Crucial for Kentucky Economy
By Rick Howlett and Andy Freudenburg Several dozen demonstrators marched outside the Louisville office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today, calling on the Minority Leader and his GOP colleagues to end their filibuster of a measure that would extend federal unemployment benefits. The event was organized by the Kentucky AFL-CIO. President Bill Londrigan says thousands… Continue reading Demostrators Call For Benefits Extension
By Rick Howlett U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky continues to draw criticism from Democrats and others for his refusal to support a $10 billion legislative package to fund various programs, including an extension of unemployment benefits. Bunning (pictured) says he’s not opposed to an extension of benefits or other elements of the bill, but wants… Continue reading Yarmuth: Bunning "Holding Country Hostage"
It’ll be another few weeks before unemployed Kentuckians who have exhausted their benefits can get new checks through the federal extension of unemployment benefits. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation law was signed November 6th, and extends Kentucky’s unemployment benefits by 20 weeks because the unemployment rate is higher than eight-point-five percent. Lanny Brannock with the Education… Continue reading State Departments Working to Update Unemployment System
Kentucky employment and training offices are bursting at the seams with requests for jobs, unemployment checks and more.