If you’ve recently lost your job, you’re not alone. Recent
statistics from the Department of Labor on the level of weekly unemployment
compensation claims reveal that the job market is a basket case these
days, and that unemployment levels are soaring.
On August 7, the Labor Department announced that new applications for unemployment
claims rose to 455,000-the highest level since March 2002. Although the
number of new claims announced on August 21 fell to 432,000, claims have
been above 400,000 for some time now, a level that most economists consider
to be an indicator of recession.
If you’re one of the thousands of Americans who have recently lost
their jobs, you don’t have to be just a statistic. Contact one of
our employment attorneys to see if we can help you.