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Explosion in Uncovered Employment During the "Recovery"

mhubbard Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:44 AM
I have faced that for years. substitute teachers have unemployment taken out of their paychecks, but are not eligible for any unemployment during months of no school, which of course, means that we are also not eligible for any help from unemployment offices to try to find a full time job.
Covered employment is the set of working employees that have unemployment benefits.

Self-employed persons such as myself have to pay into state unemployment insurance programs but we are ineligible to receive benefits (we are not covered).

Similarly, people selling trinkets on Ebay as well as those involved in multi-level marketing schemes and calling it their only job are not covered either.

Covered employment was one of the topics that came up in my November 2 interview on Capital Account with...