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Arthur Delaney

99ers Arrested In New York Protest For Additional Weeks Of Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

Police arrested four people Friday during a small protest outside a New York City unemployment office. The protesters blocked the street to draw atten...

The Latest Job Openings Report Is Just Another Jolt to the Unemployed

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

The JOLTS report should also be a wakeup call to Congress. Until jobs are more abundant there needs to be an extension of unemployment benefits for 99ers -- unemployment benefit exhaustees.

Laura Bassett

White House Fielding Questions From The Unemployed On Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Unemployed people with burning questions for the Obama administration, take note: The White House is reaching out to job seekers through...

Arthur Delaney

Two Million Jobless To Lose Benefits By January Unless Congress Acts

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two million people will prematurely lose their unemployment insurance this holiday season unless Congress reauthorizes the benefits by t...

Arthur Delaney

99ers: How Many People Have Run Out Of Unemployment Benefits?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Audrey Porreca said she began drawing unemployment insurance after losing her job at an architecture firm in June of 2008. After 99 week...

The Real Unemployment Rate Is High... and Rising

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Since job creation is painstakingly slow and Republicans are and will be blocking all attempts to fund or create jobs, it will take years before there are enough jobs for all those that want to work.

New Figures Detail Depth Of Unemployment Misery, Lower Earnings For All But Super Wealthy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The numbers that form the basis for the story below are "erroneous." Bloomberg News reports that on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, the Social Security ...

99er Advocacy Group Supports Dems: Better the Devil You Know Than the Devil of 'No'

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Even with less than overwhelming support of Tier 5 benefits legislation from Democrats, the American 99ers Union feels more comfortable working with the Democratic devil they know then with the Republican devil of "no."

Arthur Delaney

99ers Produce Poignant Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connie Kaplan and other "99ers" -- people who have used up the maximum 99 weeks of unemployment available in some states without finding work -- have ...

Here's a Way to Never Be Unemployed

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Many Americans are maxing out on their unemployment benefits amid cries from Republicans that they're lazy bums who should get a job. Sure, there's on...

Arthur Delaney

99ers Legislation Blocked In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislation by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to help the "99ers" -- unemployed people who've exhausted the 99 weeks of unemployment insurance availab...

Arthur Delaney

Shelley Berkley: Help For The 99ers After Current Benefits Reauthorized

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Shelley Berkley has introduced legislation to help the "99ers" -- people who haven't found work after exhausting all 99 weeks of unemployment ben...

Arthur Delaney

Tier 5: Long Odds For Legislation To Help The 99ers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are no plans in the Senate to take up legislation anytime soon to help the "99ers," people who have been unable to find work after exhausting th...

Jobless Organize to Remove Republican Royalists From Their Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Beck leads a pack of royalist Republicans who have spent the summer mocking, vilifying and denigrating the nation's 14.5 million unemployed workers. The unemployed are fighting back, however.

HuffPost Readers Rename 'The Recovery Summer' -- Which Suggestion Is Your Favorite? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Earlier this week, we asked HuffPost readers to come up with a more appropriate name for the last few months, which the Obama administration rather ho...

Arthur Delaney

Glenn Beck On 99ers: 'Some Of These People, I Bet You'd Be Ashamed To Call Them Americans' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Unemployed activists have clamored for news attention to the plight of the "99ers," people who have exhausted the unprecedented 99 weeks of unemployme...

The F Word: Welcome to Recovery for the Rich

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Welcome to the recovery! That's what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wrote in the New York Times this week. And such good news! We've all been w...

Arthur Delaney

Tier 5: Sen. Stabenow Introduces Bill To Help The 99ers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would provide extra weeks of benefits to people who've reached the end of their unempl...

Arthur Delaney

Tier 5: Schumer Promises Legislation To Help The 99ers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After Senate Democrats broke a 50-day filibuster and restored unemployment benefits to the long-term jobless, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed to do ...

Suicide Rates Up Since Recession Began, Debt A 'Way Of Life' For 99ers

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since April, The Huffington Post has reported on the 99ers, individuals who've been unable to find work, and have seen unemployment benefits run out a...

Shahien Nasiripour

OECD Warns Of 'Muted' Recovery, Criticizes Congress For Allowing Unemployment Benefits To Lapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.07.2010 | Business

An international economic organization criticized the U.S. Congress on Wednesday for allowing extended unemployment benefits to lapse at the end of Ma...

'99ers' Struggle With Future After 99 Weeks Of Unemployment

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A series of extensions passed by Congress in 2008 and 2009 prolonged the benefits for an unprecedented period: 99 weeks in states with high unemployme...

House Rejects Extension Of Unemployment Benefits

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With Republicans citing concerns about the growing national debt, the House rejected a bill Tuesday to extend unemployment benefits...

Arthur Delaney

Tier 5: The Despair Of The 99ers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of long-term unemployed people across the country are watching in despair as Congress limps toward a reauthorization of jobless ...

DEPRESSION IN THE RECESSION: Unemployed Woman Finds Hope In Volunteering As A Big Sister

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Huffington Post has reported recently on the 99ers, Americans who've gone through the full 99 weeks of unemployment payments and can still not fin...