FiveThirtyEight: FiveThirtyEight: Unemployment Has Changed. Unemployment Benefits Haven’t.

Just how far out of step the unemployment insurance system has fallen with the unemployment reality is made clear in a new report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a liberal advocacy group. Only 27 percent of unemployed workers received jobless benefits in 2014, the lowest share on record. Low-income workers are particularly unlikely to receive benefits despite being much less likely to have other resources to rely on while they look for a job.

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