Another State Proposes To Make It Harder For Unemployed To Keep Benefits

Unemploymed Wisconsin people need to make double the work searches
Unemploymed Wisconsin people need to make double the work searches

Unemployed people in Wisconsin would have to double the number of searches they make for a job from two to four a week, one of the toughest requirements in the country, under a proposal approved by the Legislature's budget committee on Monday.

The provision proposed by Gov. Scott Walker says anyone not performing the required jobs searches would lose their benefits. The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee approved it Monday, and the GOP-led Legislature would also have to vote for the change. If it becomes the law, Wisconsin would be one of only four states with job search requirements that high.