Unemployment insurance exists to help people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. It is neither severance pay nor paid vacation.
Unemployment insurance is the social safety net that allows workers and families to survive job scarcity in a volatile economy. Know the laws in your state.
The vast majority of people who are on unemployment are in desperate need of the help that their benefits can provide. Sadly, though, for the thousands that are honestly benefitting from the program, there are a handful of people that are taking advantage of the system.
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