Meanwhile, long-term unemployment claims continued to increase during the month of September, and millions of Americans are still in need of financial assistance through extended unemployment benefits.
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"The restaurant industry saw some shocking statistics for the months of August and September, and showcased an industry that is in need of more financial support from the government.
According to a report from the National Restaurant Association's (NRA), in 32 states, there was a net decline of jobs between the months of August and September.
These findings also show that bars and restaurants are operating with about 2.3M fewer jobs than it did during the month of February.
Think about that for a moment, there are 2.3 million fewer jobs in the restaurant industry compared to February!
I hope that Congress is reading the same reports that I am, which shows just how badly millions of Americans still need extended enhanced unemployment benefits.
During the month of September, 2.4 million Americans, or nearly one in five, were out of work for at least 27 weeks.
This is up from the 1.6 million people, or roughly one in eight, during the month of August.
Bob Schwartz, senior economist at Oxford Economics explained: "The longer these workers remain unemployed, the greater is the risk that their work skills will atrophy, and they will become disconnected from the labor force."
This is exactly why we need more stimulus, as money into the economy = more jobs.
With the 13 additional weeks of benefits set to end in December for claimants across America, Congress better have something in the works to address this pressing issue before we fall off yet another cash cliff.
Finally, the great state of Alabama has announced that they will be offering eligible unemployment claimants with an additional 5 weeks of unemployment benefits.
The state’s Labor Department announced that citizens that have exhausted all available weeks can enroll in a state-approved training program that provides an additional five weeks of benefits.
This comes after many claimants saw an end to their 13 additional weeks of funding, and can provide a little financial security moving forward into Winter.
If you or someone you know has used up all of their benefits, the state suggests to apply for the additional 5 weeks through the PUA.
I hope this information can help some of you out there obtain these vital unemployment benefits to get you through the rest of this wild year.
If you still haven’t applied for unemployment assistance, what are you waiting for?
Check out your state’s PUA or UI website, give them your employment history, and explain that you’re currently out of work due to that thing out there.
You could get a backdated unemployment check for more than $10,000.
For all of the gig-workers, self employed, independent contractors, 1099 workers, even side hustlers and freelancers, you can claim these benefits, even though you never paid into the system.
The PUA was made for you thanks to the CARES Act, so make sure to get these amazing government funds before they expire on December 31st.
Check with your state’s unemployment and PUA guidelines, tell them the truth, and you can get the money that you deserve within days of approval!"
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