Additional unemployment benefits available

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Labor announced today that some unemployed Vermonters may be eligible for additional unemployment benefits. ‘We have been informed by federal administrators that Vermont will be eligible for the ‘3rd tier’ of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits. This means unemployed Vermonters who have exhausted their Tier 2 benefits may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of Tier 3 benefits,’ said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan. ‘Despite the continued decline in the state’s unemployment rate ‘ now at 5.4 percent – due to a seasonal fluctuation between December through March, we hit one ‘trigger’ that activated the additional benefits for some Vermonters.’The week ending March 26, 2011 is the first week payable for Tier 3 benefits. The 3rd tier of extended unemployment benefits (EUC) is activated when either the total unemployment rate (TUR) reaches 6.0 percent or more, or the insured unemployment rate (IUR) is 4.0 percent or more. In this case, it was the ‘Insured Unemployment Rate’ in the months of December through March of 4.0 percent that resulted in the extended benefits. As it is related to seasonal factors, the Department of Labor does not anticipate the IUR to remain above the 4.0 percent threshold for a sustained period of time. Overall, the total unemployment rate in Vermont continues to decline, as demonstrated by the two-tenths of one percent decline between February and March.Regular UI benefits provide 26 weeks of state benefits. Vermont meets the criteria for three tiers of federal benefits. Tier 1 provides up to 20 weeks, Tier 2 provides 14 weeks and Tier 3 provides up to 13 weeks of federal EUC benefits. In Vermont, approximately 1,100 unemployed Vermonters will potentially qualify for this 13 week benefit, resulting in a combined total of up to 73 weeks of state and federal benefits.The Vermont Department of Labor has 12 Career Resource Centers that will continue to provide Vermonters assistance with job seeking skills and strategies. For a list of the Department’s resource centers and other information, please visit our website at www.labor.vermont.gov(link is external).Source: Vermont Department of Labor.last_img read more

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Global survey finds Indonesians ‘least optimistic’ about COVID-19 situation

first_img“This is the lowest of any country in the study – the next closest is Mexico at 25 percent,” the report reads.Read also: ‘New normal’ aims to keep economy running: MinisterThe data also shows, however, that the Indonesian public is still supportive of the government’s strict health protocols as the pandemic continues unabated, such as quarantining the direct contacts of an infected patient and temporarily closing schools.Public support for Indonesia’s quarantine procedures increased from 50 percent in February to 74 percent in March, and fluctuated slightly in May to 73 percent in the latest survey.Meanwhile, support for the government’s decision to temporarily close schools in the country increased from 48 percent in April to 55 percent in May.Several government institutions have been gearing up in recent weeks for the “new normal” phase following two months of physical distancing and the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in certain regions.However, experts have called for a thorough epidemiological study to determine whether the timing is right for easing restrictions and reopening businesses amid concerns over a second wave of infections, especially following increased activity and movement during Idul Fitri on May 24-25 and considering the country’s limited testing capacity.Indonesia reported a cumulative total of 27,549 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,663 deaths on June 2. Indonesians have erred on the side of doubt and pessimism while the government struggles to mitigate the COVID-19 epidemic in the country, according to a recent survey by YouGov.The global public opinion organization’s latest update on Monday shows that “Perception of government handling of COVID-19” has dropped in Indonesia.Overall public approval of the Indonesian government’s COVID-19 response declined from 66 percent on May 11 to 50 percent on May 25, according to the YouGov tracker. The Philippines also recorded a decline in public approval over the same period, from 72 percent to 64 percent.The trend towards skepticism in Indonesia and the Philippines was congruent with a significant drop in optimism regarding the current crisis, the organization said in its related report, “International COVID-19 tracker update: 1 June”.“It is no coincidence that the fall in the faith in the Indonesian and Filipino governments comes at the same time as a sharp drop in the belief that the coronavirus situation in those countries is getting better,” it states.According to the survey, only 19 percent of Indonesians believe that “the national COVID-19 situation was improving”, a significant decline from 35 percent recorded in the previous survey.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Spartans

first_imgThe Batesville JV Volleyball team pick up its first win in the EIAC and their third win in three tries this season defeating Connersville in 3 games. Scores were 25-16, 18-25, 15-13. Belle Wolters was the leading server scoring 8 points including 3 aces while making good on all 14 of her service attempts. Nikki Fox also contributed with 8 points and 3 kills in the match. Kerigan Haskamp led the front line attack with 4 kills in 13 attempts.In the varsity match up batesville commanded leads throughout the night but could never put the spartans behind enough to close out the match.  It was one of those matches as a coach where you want to be angry, but you are proud of the learning and perseverance that you just witnessed.In the end it was straight out mental fatigue that kept us from the victory.  We made crucial errors when the momentum was ours; for large point swings…  IF one facet of the game got us behind tonight it would have to be our discipline at the net.  We were called in the net over 10 times, and only scored about six points from the block.  We were lead offensively bey #16 Caitlyn Broering, with key line shots that gave us wins hitting 10 kills and the fewest errors.Varsity is now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the EIAC.  Full box scores and stats will be posted on Maxpreps within 24 hours.Dogs lost: 17-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12.The ladies will play their first road game vs. Shelbyville on Saturday with a JV tip off @ 10:00 AM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

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