News Releases | June 7, 2022

New GAO Reports on Unemployment Insurance During the Pandemic Highlight Urgently Needed Reforms

Following is a statement from Jenna Gerry, senior staff attorney with the National Employment Law Project: “Today, the Government Accountability(…)

News Releases | June 3, 2022

May Jobs Report: Unemployment Insurance Overhaul a Pressing Need Even During Periods of Job Growth

Strengthening UI is critical to racial equity, as job growth continues to be uneven.

News Releases | May 6, 2022

April Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth as Workers Demand Better Jobs

The unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in April according to this morning’s monthly jobs report.  Approximately 428,000 jobs were produced,(…)

News Releases | April 1, 2022

March Jobs Report: Job Growth Amidst Fears of a New Recession

With recovery still at risk, policymakers must adopt structural reforms to bolster the unemployment insurance system for all workers.

News Releases | March 4, 2022

February Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth Leaves Out Black Women

The nation’s economic recovery is still leaving workers behind.

News Releases | February 4, 2022

January Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth But Pandemic’s Toll Still Felt Most by Black and Latinx Workers

The unemployment rate for Black workers was 6.9%, more than twice the rate for white workers (3.4%).

News Releases | January 7, 2022

December Jobs Report: Economic Recovery Remains Unstable and Unequal

The unemployment rate in December fell to 3.9%, according to this morning’s monthly jobs report. While unemployment declined this month(…)

News Releases | December 3, 2021

November Jobs Report: Despite Job Growth, Disparities Persist

NATIONWIDE—The unemployment rate in November fell to 4.2%, according to this morning’s monthly jobs report. The unemployment rate for Black workers declined(…)

News Releases | November 5, 2021

On the October Jobs Report: Keeping Sight of the Bigger Picture

This morning’s monthly jobs report shows the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, indicating that job availability is improving for some(…)

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