Blog | April 9, 2018

Do Unemployment Insurance Taxes Really Affect a State’s Business Climate?

We all rely on shortcuts when making decisions in order to avoid getting overwhelmed. State legislators, in my more than(…)

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.

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.

Blog | February 9, 2016

Share of Unemployed Receiving Jobless Aid Remained at Record Low in 2015

The majority of jobless workers in the United States don’t receive unemployment benefits.

Blog | December 11, 2015

Victory, Finally, for Unemployed Seniors in Illinois

There was never a valid policy justification for the Social Security offset.

Blog | October 23, 2015

New NELP Resources for Unemployment Insurance Advocates

The latest edition of NELP’s Unemployment Insurance Policy Advocate’s Toolkit is out now.

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