benefits http://wmot.org en New Jobless Benefits on Declining Scale http://wmot.org/post/new-jobless-benefits-declining-scale <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — State labor officials have begun enforcing new unemployment requirements passed by the Legislature.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">WMOT-FM (<a href="http://bit.ly/VRBvTq"><u><font color="#0066cc">http://bit.ly/VRBvTq</font></u></a> ) reported that the longer a person is jobless, the less salary he or she can refuse and still keep unemployment benefits.</span></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:05:27 +0000 Associated Press 16504 at http://wmot.org More than 48,000 Tennesseans to Lose Jobless Benefits http://wmot.org/post/more-48000-tennesseans-lose-jobless-benefits <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;More than&nbsp;48,000 Tennesseans&nbsp;could lose their extended unemployment benefits by the end&nbsp;of the&nbsp;year.</p><p>As the recession gathered steam in early 2008, Congress authorized the first in a series of emergency extensions to unemployment benefits. With the jobless rate rising rapidly, the extra benefits were intended to tide the long-term unemployed over until the jobless rate began to fall.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:34:24 +0000 Mike Osborne 11861 at http://wmot.org