Career Site Asks, How Much has Your Unemployment Cost You?

May 23, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
According to the Dept. of Labor, the average job seeker is out of work for 33 weeks. Most job seekers do not have an idea of the real long term financial impact this has on their savings and retirement plans. For's career professionals, this means a loss of income of more than $20,000 depending on their individual state unemployment contributions.

Today, announces the release of the Unemployment Calculator ( which enables the unemployed to accurately figure out the impact of their current situation. "By entering some simple data points, a job seeker can quickly understand what their unemployment has cost them," stated Mike O'Brien CEO of premium career site

The Unemployment Calculator works by allowing a user to enter their current or last salary, their state and the number of weeks they have been unemployed. It then instantly calculates the total loss of income and graphically displays future potential losses up to one year of being unemployed.

For more information about or to become a member, go to .

About is a ground-breaking online career management site for today's highly diverse, talented professionals and the companies who seek to employ them. With exclusive, in-depth online career profiles, creates a Personal Brand for its members and then markets that brand via a highly-targeted recruiting process, reaching key decision makers at an applicant's preferred companies nationwide. With its unique, fully Search Engine Optimized profiles, reaches more than 100,000 recruiting and hiring managers each month, and helps more than 750,000 job seekers every month pursue their career goals. For more information, visit .