Posted February 09, 2018 10:18:34 If you are struggling with unemployment and are looking for some information on how it affects you, here are some of the more common questions we hear.
How do I get the unemployment benefits?
If you have lost your job or you are looking to find another one, you’ll need to apply for unemployment benefits.
You will need to pay taxes on your unemployment benefits, and you’ll have to show proof of income to the Massachusetts Department of Employment and Training.
What is the jobless rate?
The unemployment rate is the number of people out of work who are seeking work.
The official unemployment rate for January was 6.8%.
In December, it was 6%.
The unemployment percentage in January was 5.1%.
So far this year, the unemployment number has been 6.3%, down from 6.7% in December.
Are there other jobs available?
There are plenty of other ways to find work.
Many people who are unemployed are able to find full-time work through jobs that require some type of education or experience.
Some employers offer temporary jobs to help people find a new job, and many people can even apply for part-time jobs through a government program.
The unemployment number also does not include people who have dropped out of the labor force and are not looking for work.
Some people also can become jobless through no fault of their own.
If you find yourself in a position where you’re unemployed, there are a few things you can do to get your job back.
Read more about finding a new position.
Is there a way to make more money?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in September that there were 5.7 million people who were working full time, and another 4.2 million who were looking for full- or part- time work.
If that’s not enough to make you feel better, consider these tips for finding a job.
Read about the ways to make money with the government programs in our article on the unemployment program.
What about my benefits?
The Massachusetts Department for Employment and Workforce Development is also able to issue unemployment benefits to people who lose their jobs.
However, you will need a state-issued ID card to qualify.
If your state does not have an ID card program, you can use your federal benefits or the unemployment compensation check.
How much does it cost to get benefits?
It will vary by state, depending on your eligibility.
In Massachusetts, the benefit amount depends on the job and the type of job you are in.
In 2018, it is $13 per hour, $15 per hour or $19 per hour.
How does the unemployment benefit program work?
You are eligible for unemployment assistance when you are unemployed, and the benefits are paid at a monthly rate.
Benefits start at $2,400 per month, but you will be able to get more as your income rises.
The benefits are not automatic, so you can apply for them at any time.
Your benefits will be paid to your bank account, and your bank will determine your eligibility based on the type and amount of your benefits.
How long will the benefits last?
The amount of benefits you get depends on your age and your unemployment status.
People with full- and part-year jobs can receive benefits for up to five years, but people who lost their jobs can only receive benefits up to three years.
The longer you are out of a job, the less you get.
What do I do if I’m looking for a new place of employment?
For people who need more help than they can get, the Massachusetts unemployment program has a number of programs that can help.
You can apply to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, as well as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
You also can apply in-person or online.
How to get assistance If you need help getting a job but don’t know where to go, the Department of Labor’s website has a great list of resources.
For more information, you should contact the Massachusetts Unemployment Office at (617) 585-5510.