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View Diary: Another 100,000 people will have lost jobless compensation before Congress ends its latest vacation (34 comments)

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  •  I am screwed in 3 weeks (12+ / 0-)

    I lost my job of over 20 years and went in UI for the first time in my life. I am 59 and just getting an interview is hard, plus the company I ran is dying out.
    I lose state benefits in 3 weeks and at this point am looking at entry level jobs where I have been told I am overqualified. I assumed I would be able to collect for a year and feel screwed, luckily I have a few bucks in a 401k so I guess if nothing happens I will have to use my retirement early.
    Still I am lucky, my wife can pay the mortgage so we won't lose our house but I feel screwed by my country. I lived an upper middle class life and if I live long enough I am going to be one step above poverty.

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