Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Unemployed in Manhattan? Tough.

The New York Times ran a piece comparing New York state unemployment benefits with those of other states.

Lose your job in Boston, Pittsburgh, Seattle or Trenton and you could collect $544 or more per week in unemployment benefits. But get laid off in New York City, as almost 200,000 workers have in the past year, and the most you can collect is $430 a week.

Despite its high cost of living, New York pays less to its unemployed than about two dozen other states, including all of its neighbors.

More here.
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