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(…)

News Releases | October 8, 2021

Jobs Report: Uneven Recovery Continues to Exclude Black and Latinx Workers

Congress Must Enact Unemployment Insurance Reform

News Releases | September 14, 2021

Unemployment Benefits Kept 4.7 Million People Out of Poverty in 2020

Census data reveal the significant impact of unemployment insurance on keeping people out of poverty.

News Releases | September 7, 2021

NELP Calls for Inclusion of Unemployment Insurance Reform in Budget Reconciliation Legislation

If we are to have a just economic recovery, that ensures racial and gender equity, UI reforms must happen now.

News Releases | September 3, 2021

Jobs Report: Black and Latinx Workers Are Being Left Behind, Unemployment Insurance Reform Critical

The latest jobs report shows we are falling short of a just recovery.

News Releases | August 6, 2021

JOBS REPORT:  Despite Job Growth, as Benefit Cliff Approaches, Renewing and Reforming Unemployment Insurance is An Urgent Racial Justice Matter

Workers need bold reform that will lay the groundwork for an equitable unemployment insurance system and labor market.

News Releases | June 24, 2021

New Report Proposes Critical Unemployment Insurance Policy Reforms

The report calls for a stronger federal role and permanent reforms to UI benefits to better sustain families.

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