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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Alternet: the 10 worst states in which to lose your job

Alternet's Joshua Holland takes a look at state-level unemployment, underemployment and insurance benefits to compile this list.

One statistic may catch your eye: in 2008, only 37 percent of jobless workers received unemployment insurance benefits.

One other statistic to look at: the average weekly check that unemployment insurance provides: ask yourself how you would budget for food, shelter and transportation, while putting in the time to search for work, on $177.73 per week. That's the average UI benefit in Florida and Mississippi.

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