There are more than 14 million people without jobs in the United States. Many of them qualify for unemployment, but don’t know what it is and how to get it.
Here are the specifics:
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Unemployment is also called unemployment insurance. It is a program paid for by employers and your tax dollars when you’re working. If you lose your job and it’s not your fault, you could qualify. These benefits only last for a short time.
The amount of benefits you get depends on how much money you made in the year before you lost your job. When you’re approved, you’ll get a check once a week while you’re looking for work.