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February 14 2009 Unemployment Newsletter

“Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be.”
-Harvey Mackay

Latest Unemployment figures from the Department of Labor Website:

The following states had the highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Jan. 24:

1. Michigan 7.4%
2. Oregon 6.9%
3. Idaho 6.8%

The following states had the largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Jan. 31:

1. California +20,001
2. North Carolina +8,663
3. Ohio +4,738

Economy tip for the week:

Want to see a difference in your electric bill? Here's a few things you can do:

1. Wash your clothes in cold water. Your hot water heater won't need to work as hard.
2. Turn off lights when you're not using a room.
3. Unplug appliances when not in use.

Here's the latest article from the Unemployment site at BellaOnline.com.

What To Tell Your Kids - A Family Meeting
"I've been laid off". Familiar words that have been spoken in millions of homes across the country. The impact it has on you can be tough. The impact it can have your children can be devastating. Here is some information to think about before you have - the talk.


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Dianne Walker, Unemployment Editor

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