- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
- Susan Johnson: Saying goodbye to a career
- Super Bowl XLIX prediction: Seahawks will top Patriots
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