In some states, unemployed workers may need to meet with unemployment officials to look for work and / or employment assistance.
First of all, do not panic. In many cases, this is a regular job search meeting. Be sure to bring a job search entry if you need to apply for a specific number of tasks each week.
How will you be notified of the meeting
If you need to attend the meeting, you will most likely receive a letter like this from your state unemployment office:
We would like to expand our assistance to help you get back to work as soon as possible. In order for us to be able to help you correctly, we have scheduled an appointment for you (date / time).
Your meeting may be an individual or group meeting with other unemployed. In any case, it is important to prepare in advance so that the consultant knows that you are fulfilling all the requirements for unemployment requirements.
How to handle a meeting without unemployment
Check out these tips on how to deal with your unemployment meeting, so you're ready in advance.
Show. If you are invited to a meeting, a visit is required. If you do not have a legitimate reason for refusing (for example, illness), you can jeopardize your unemployment benefits if they do not appear.
Re-planning. If you need to reschedule a meeting, do it as early as possible. Contact information should be on the letter received.
If not, contact your state unemployment office for information on redevelopment.
Be on time. Come a few minutes early and be prepared to go through the security line to enter the office.
Dress properly . Dress as if you were going to work. Do not wear sweatpants or other casual clothing. It is important to show that you are serious about finding a new job.
You have a job search list. Bring a list of tasks to which you applied, and information about how you applied for each position (online, email, personal data, etc.).
Bring your resume. Bring a copy of your resume, or you may be assigned a resume class.
Note. Pay attention to your consultant and the offers that they give you. Do not interrupt and do not forget to thank you after the meeting. If this is a group session, do not monopolize the conversation.
What to disclose
Finally, it is important not to disclose too much information. There is no need to mention other activities that you do while you are unemployed, because you do not know how they will affect your unemployment claim. Focus on your job search and what you are looking for full time.
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- Unemployment benefits
- Eligibility for unemployment benefits
- Applying for unemployment benefits online
- Unemployment Claims Question / Answers
Unemployment corresponds to such a state of the economy when part of the economically active population is not engaged in the production of goods, work, services. In other words, part of the population sits “without work”. The result is a reduction in potential gross national product and a decrease in the average standard of living of the population.
Unemployment - a socio-economic phenomenon, when part of the economically active population cannot find a job.
The concept of unemployment is interpreted as a situation in which people who want to work cannot find work at the usual wage rate in the current economic conditions.
Directly among workers, unemployment causes a loss of qualifications and professional skills among the economically active population, can break the fate of people who are left without work, and contributes to the loss of self-esteem among skilled workers, who subsequently reduce the level of desired wages out of fear to continue to be without work. For society, unemployment is dangerous because it destroys moral principles, leads to the collapse of families and the degradation of social relations.
The unemployment rate is measured as a percentage of the total economically active population. In a market economy, unemployment always exists and is an integral part of it, while the unemployment rate is variable and varies for various reasons, never decreasing to zero.
The able-bodied population includes all people who are able to work by age and health.
Accordingly, the achievement of a state of full employment in which the entire able-bodied population has a job, i.e. 100% of the workforce is engaged in the production of goods, work, services, in a market economy impossible.
The unemployment rate is the percentage of the number of unemployed in the economy to the able-bodied population, from which children under 16 years of age, students, pensioners, prisoners, as well as those who cannot work because of health are excluded.
Unemployed are people of working age who do not have a job, enter the labor market and seek work. Persons employed in the production of goods, work, services part-time or weekly are considered employed and are not considered unemployed, even if they are looking for full-time jobs.
The workforce does not include persons who do not have work but do not search for it. In relation to these persons, it is assumed that they have no interest in finding work in the labor market, i.e. did not enter the labor market, therefore, they do not belong to the unemployed.
Also, the workforce does not include persons who, for one reason or another, have refused to seek employment.
The natural level of unemployment is a consequence of mobility and flexibility of the labor market, the movement of labor between regions and sectors of the economy. It characterizes the economic feasibility of using labor in a particular industry and the effectiveness of the functioning of the economic system. It is defined as the lowest level of unemployment, which is achievable with the current structure of the economy and does not lead to inflation.
It should be borne in mind that the institutional population is allocated from the workforce, which is oriented towards working in state institutions, for example, in the army, police, state apparatus, etc.
Indicators used in assessing unemployment and employment:
- non-institutional population (Nnn),
- number of employees (h s),
- the number of unemployed (W b),
- the number of persons not included in the workforce (HRNS).
The following relationships exist between these indicators:
- the strength of the workforce h rs = h s + h b,
- non-institutional population of Ch nn = Ch s + Ch b + Ch rs,
- the level of employment of the population W s = H s / H nn,
- the unemployment rate of the population U b = H b / (H s + H b),
- unemployment rate N b = [B b / (B s + B b)] x 100%,
- the level of involvement of the population in the workforce At vrs = (W z + B b) / H nn.
These indicators are influenced by the following factors:
- demographic composition
- age and sex structure
- ethnic composition
- social structure of the population
- correlation of supply and demand in the labor market in individual regions and industries
Types of Unemployment
The classification of types of unemployment depending on various characteristics is given in the table.