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When Unemployment Is The Best Option

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When Unemployment Is The Best Option

When Unemployment Is The Best Option

When Unemployment Is The Best Option

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Unemployment is at its highest level in years. Sometimes, it's more beneficial to collect unemployment than to take part-time work or a lower paying job. But other times unemployment insurance is the better option. Alex Cohen talks with personal finance contributor Michelle Singletary about what people should consider when facing unemployment.