The voices of unemployed workers are important to the national debate over unemployment benefits and the economy. If you are or have been unemployed, tell us about your own experience.  Sharing your story can help cut through the silence and invisibility that obscures the personal realities of today's unemployment crisis. We'll post interesting stories on the website.

Please include:

* Your name, your hometown and state

* What type of job you had been working when you were laid off, and how many years you've worked previously

* When you began receiving unemployment benefits

The details, and especially your own personal experience really matter.

If you are open to being contacted about your experience by a media representative, please let us know and include your phone number.