- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Unemployment numbers skewed
When you have exhausted your unemployment benefits, be sure that you keep certifying every two weeks. Once you stop certifying, you stop adding your number to those who are unemployed. I suggest that everyone, whether they have money to receive, certify that you are still unemployed. We keep hearing about those who just stopped looking. People don’t stop looking for work, they just stop filing government paper.
If you are unemployed, you are not counted unless you are certifying that you are eligible to receive unemployment benefits! Having someone say that you stopped looking for work because you don’t show up on a report is like saying the jobs sent overseas that Americans won’t do were turned down by you and your family!
Certify, and demand to be counted!
Daniel Robert Smyth
From the March 20-26, 2013, issue