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Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s, 5E by Susan Shelly McGovern, Sarah Young Fisher

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CHAPTER11

Surviving on Unemployment

In This Chapter

  • Determining if you’re eligible for unemployment
  • Making the most of your unemployment compensation
  • Staying competitive while you’re unemployed
  • Landing a new position

If you’re unemployed, you’re in good company. Despite an improving job market, 8 million Americans were unemployed at the end of the first quarter of 2016.

As you read in Chapter 9, the job market, like many other aspects of the economy, is cyclical. If you’re not working right now, don’t assume you won’t be able to find a good job in the future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that 20.5 million new jobs will ...

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