News Releases | December 2, 2022

November Jobs Report: As Job Growth Continues, Fixing Unemployment Insurance Remains an Urgent Priority

“Before the next recession, Congress must act with urgency and implement permanent, structural reform of the unemployment insurance system.”

News Releases | November 4, 2022

October Jobs Report: Disparities Persist as Unemployment Ticks Up

Despite continued job gains, the number of unemployed workers increased by 306,000.

News Releases | October 7, 2022

September Jobs Report: Hiring Slows, Public Employment Falls, and Racial Inequities Persist

We cannot simply accept the deep racial disparities that continue to mark employment—and unemployment—in the U.S.

News Releases | September 13, 2022

Unemployment Benefits Kept 2.3 Million People Out of Poverty in 2021

A new analysis of just-released Supplemental Poverty Measure data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that unemployment insurance (UI) benefits,(…)

News Releases | September 2, 2022

August Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows and Unemployment Rises for Black and Latinx Workers

Last month saw a troubling rise in unemployment for workers of color.

News Releases | August 5, 2022

GUARD Act a Positive Step to Address Historic Inequities in the Unemployment Insurance System

The GUARD Act would require the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to develop concrete performance standards for states on equity,(…)

News Releases | August 5, 2022

July Jobs Report: Robust Job Growth, Yet Recovery Remains Unequal

The unemployment rate fell to 3.1% for white workers but rose to 6.0% for Black workers.

News Releases | July 8, 2022

June Jobs Report: Job Growth Continues Amid Fears of a Downturn

While we do not yet see a job market slowdown, Congress must enact permanent structural reform of the UI system.

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(…)

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