The AFL-CIO, along with Working America, the Working America Education Fund and the AFL-CIO's Community Services staff, put together unemploymentlifeline.com. This is a new one-stop online resource center for jobless workers.
The unemployment figures are at 8.5 percent. More than 600,000 people filing unemployment claims per week, with only 37 percent of unemployed workers collecting unemployment benefits.
This new online guide links workers to local resources, from unemployment offices to veterans' services to child care.
It also offers a forum to communicate to others and share support and lessons learned.