Alberta, Canada, sees 91 percent spike in employment insurance recipients

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The province that had previously had a boom in job availability is now facing astounding unemployment rates. New research from Statistics Canada has shown that the province of Alberta has reached a tremendous increase in employment insurance recipients when compared to the rate in January 2015. The Statistics Canada data has shown that the figure in January 2016 is a massive 91 percent higher. In fact, across the country, the number of people receiving employment insurance has increased by 7 percent, but the majority of that figure is actually the…

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Layoff insurance is thriving in the current economic situation in Alberta

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Residents of the Canadian province are paying about $50 per month, per person, just in case. A new form of standalone layoff insurance is increasing in popularity in Alberta, Canada, and this is being seen as a fresh indicator that an economic downturn has made its way into the province. Thousands of layoffs have already occurred in the province, particularly within the energy industry. In response, an insurer is hoping to be able to profit and help people at the same time, providing them with both peace of mind and…

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State of the Union speech draws attention to wage insurance

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President Obama brought up the topic of a long history of labor protection and the need for support for the unemployed. During the last State of the Union speech from President Barack Obama, he mentioned the topic of labor protection that has a lengthy history within the country and, within this subject, he brought up the concept of wage insurance. He underscored the importance of work done on the unemployment insurance and job-training programs currently available. Following the statement he made about the need for improvement in unemployment insurance and…

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Employment insurance claims are on the rise in Canada

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Claims have increased by nearly 30% in Alberta The number of those living in Alberta, Canada, applying for employment insurance benefits is on the rise, according to a report from Statistics Canada. Employment insurance in Canada is similar to unemployment insurance in the United States. Those applying for benefits receive temporary financial assistance while looking for work or improving their skills. Throughout Canada, employment insurance claims have risen by an average of 6.7%. Report shows that more than 500,000 Canadians currently receive employment insurance benefits According to the report from…

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Unemployment insurance claims increase in Louisiana

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The state’s weekly filings for first time claimants are now on the rise. According to a recent report on the figures regarding the first time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana, during the week that ended on June 7, the state experienced a weekly filing increase that was quite significant. Though the previous week’s total had been 2,976, the most recent figures rose to 3,292. That is a massive increase to experience from one week to the next, but the state labor department expressed that those unemployment insurance figures were…

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Unemployment insurance claims for first timers on the rise in Louisiana

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The state has now started to see an increase in the number of people claiming when they hadn’t the week before. The official report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission has shown that the number of first time claims for unemployment insurance in the state for the week that ended on May 17 showed an increase over the number that had been recorded during the week before. In one week, the number of first time claims rose from 2,209 to become a notably higher 2,343. That said, while these unemployment insurance…

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Unemployment insurance extension vote to occur this week

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As early as today, Senate Democrats will be moving to vote to extend the benefits for another three months. This week, as early as today, Democrats in the Senate will be making a push to hold a vote on a three month unemployment insurance extension to add another three months of benefits for the 1.3 million Americans whose benefits ran out just after the holidays. As of yet, nothing has been decided, but the Democrat Senator behind the effort said they will make a hard push. According to Rhode Island’s…

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Unemployment insurance bill to extend the coverage in the works

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This is developing into an effort that has bipartisan support as a Republican senator has jumped on the bandwagon. According to the Rhode Island Democrat Senator Jack Reed, he will be introducing a bill that would extend the long term federal unemployment insurance program by three months, and this proposal has a Republican co-sponsor. The hope is that there will be a procedural vote on this topic as early as January 6. Senator Reed discussed the importance of the unemployment insurance bill, stating that “This is not a program that…

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Federal unemployment insurance benefits collapse

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Legislative inaction could leave people without benefits Some 1.3 million people will lose their insurance benefits at the end of the month due to legislative inaction from the U.S. Congress. Federal lawmakers have declined to renew emergency funding that had been implemented for the federal unemployment insurance program. The benefits provided by this program have provided consumers throughout the country with some degree of financial stability as they look for employment. Unemployment insurance was augmented by emergency funds due to ongoing economic issues throughout the U.S. that made it nearly…

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Unemployment insurance extension sought by Obama from Congress

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The president also said that he likes the deal in the proposed congressional budget. United States President Barack Obama has said that while he does like the congressional budget deal that has been proposed, he is also hoping that Congress will allow an extension to unemployment insurance, which is rapidly closing in on its expiry date. The president made a number of statements of this sort when he met with a group of newly elected mayors. He spoke with the mayors from cities across the country on the subject of…

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