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UPDATED September 8, 2011 BREAKING - HR2501 Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011

The unemployed and underemployed should be vitally interested in a number of Bills progressing through Congress. Some like S1699 directly affect you as an unemployed person with benefits extension, others like HR1409, the famous Employee Free Choice Act, help protect workers.

Add your voice and support by contacting your Congress person or Senator. Click though for the bill of your interest for latest status and details on the Bill. If you have comments on these bills, later status, or a bill that you think others would be interested in, please add your comment below and we will track it.

BLS Latest Job Numbers

  • 12.3 million - unemployed,
  • 14.4%(U6) - out of work,
  • 4.7 million (40%) 6 months or longer,
  • 8.0 million "involuntary" partime workers,
  • Over 4 million for a year, (WSJ)
  • 2.0  million over 99 weeks, the 99ers!
  • 4.7 jobless for every job. EPI

~ U.S. January 2013 -Bureau Labor Statistics

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