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Congress Implements 2012 Unemployment Extension Benefits, Announces Unemployment-Extension.Org

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) November 22, 2011

US Congress has implemented a 2012 unemployment benefits extension throughout the US. In two of the highest unemployed states in the country, Ohio and Wisconsin, it is certainly a necessity, reports Unemployment-Extension.Org.

This came as no easy task for Congress to agree on, as many believe the extended unemployment benefits provide a disincentive to hunt for work. Republicans have sounded more optimistic about a job training plan that would allow workers to continue to receive their benefits while temporarily working with a company.

However, the intention behind extending Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits is to actually increase the number of Americans who find new jobs, according to most studies made in 2011. By one calculation, unemployment benefits extensions increased the share of workers who became re-employed by about 1.3 percentage points in January 2011 by reducing the fraction who excited the labor force.

Congress looks for a 2012 Unemployment Extension for the entire country, with some states needing it much more than others. Ohio for instance, still has more than 787,000 unemployed, and would have seen its maximum benefits fall to 23 weeks from the national standard of 26 weeks as of 2012, if this Ohio Unemployment Extension was not pushed for.

Federally extended benefits, also called emergency unemployment compensation, were first passed in June 2008 and has been extended by Congress eight times, and now nine times.

All references for extending unemployment benefits, filing Unemployment Benefits for Ohio, Wisconsin, and any other US State are to be made at Unemployment-Extension.Org.

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