unemployment insurance

My new study out this week from Demos and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) looks at credit card debt in the Latino community. But it isn’t ultimately about credit cards at all. Instead, it’s a look at how our unemployment insurance system has failed to protect out-of-work Americans, how vast...
Nearly lost among discussions of tax increases and entitlement cuts, long term unemployment benefits are in danger of falling off the edge of fiscal cliff negotiations. Benefits for approximately 2.1 million Americans who have been out of work for more than six months are set to expire at the end...
There’s a common misconception that unemployment insurance uniformly lasts 99 weeks. Not so! From a new Center on Budget Policy Priorities report:
There is a lot of circumstantial evidence that President Obama is planning to include in his eagerly anticipated post-Labor Day jobs speech a variation on a truly lame state program called Georgia Works. The program, begun in 2003, pays people on unemployment insurance a small additional stipend...
The United States faces the gravest unemployment crisis since the Great Depression. At least 25 million Americans, or 16.1 percent of workers, are unemployed or underemployed. The average length of unemployment is 10 months, a record high. Those who have been unemployed for just 5 weeks have only...
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