The figures are staggering. Unemployment at 8.5 percent. Record new unemployment claims. By one measure, unemployment and underemployment at 15.6 percent. And only 37 percent of unemployed workers collecting unemployment benefits.
Hardworking families are struggling to get by, and too often, they don't know where to turn for help.
That's where the Unemployment LifeLine comes in. It's a one-stop guide that links workers to the resources in their area, from unemployment offices to veterans' services to child care. It also offers the opportunity to talk to others and share support and lessons learned. Read more here. And check out this video: