Commentary | September 2, 2016

Make Work Great Again

We’ve heard little from the presidential candidates on the thorniest problems facing America’s workers.

News Releases | June 16, 2016

A Proposal to Strengthen Unemployment Protections and Prepare America’s Economy for Next Recession

New report proposes to modernize unemployment insurance for a 21st century economy and establish a new Jobseeker’s Allowance.

News Releases | June 13, 2016

GAO Report Finds Continued Customer Service Problems in Accessing Jobless Aid

Unemployment insurance claimants continue to be ill-served by many states’ UI programs.

Blog | April 12, 2016

Unemployment Insurance Rules Often Leave Workers With Volatile Schedules Behind

Growing numbers of Americans, especially those in low-paying jobs, have work schedules that fluctuate wildly from week to week.

News Releases | April 7, 2016

NELP Applauds North Carolina Campaign to Restore Unemployment Insurance

In 2013, state leaders gutted NC’s unemployment insurance system; a new campaign is underway to repair the damage.

Blog | March 4, 2016

Public Labor Exchange Programs in the 2017 Budget

More funding for the U.S. employment services can help bring discouraged workers back into the labor force.

Blog | February 24, 2016

Long-Term Jobless and UI Financing Budget Provisions Deserve Full Consideration

Reforms in the president’s 2017 budget would prepare our unemployment insurance system for the next recession.

Blog | February 17, 2016

President’s Budget Offers Robust Agenda for State Unemployment Insurance Reforms

The Obama administration’s proposed 2017 budget contains a wide range of unemployment insurance (UI) proposals. If adopted, they would take(…)

Blog | February 10, 2016

Is Wage Insurance a Worthwhile Option for Displaced Workers?

It’s an open question whether the president’s wage insurance proposal should be a top safety-net priority in 2016.

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