News Releases | September 1, 2023

August Jobs Report: As Job Growth Slows, Consider Workers Not Counted in the Unemployment Rate

Many incarcerated people are working during their sentences, but their labor doesn’t qualify them for unemployment benefits.

News Releases | August 4, 2023

July Jobs Report: As Job Growth Slows, Policymakers Must Strengthen Unemployment Insurance

“For a worker who suddenly loses their job, unemployment can be a catastrophe.”

News Releases | July 7, 2023

June Jobs Report: Policymakers Must Focus on Black Workers’ Unemployment

Black workers are often impacted first and worst when job growth slows, forecasting the dangers that other workers will confront.

Commentary | June 22, 2023

California Should Fix Unemployment Insurance to Include Presently Excluded Immigrant Workers

California should provide economic support to workers who become unemployed, regardless of their immigration status.

News Releases | June 8, 2023

On Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Application Deadline

The bill gives people who lose work because of a natural disaster more time to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

News Releases | June 2, 2023

May Jobs Report: Despite Strong Job Growth, Labor Market Weakens for Black Workers

Workers are demanding that policymakers take action to support people pushed out of work before wider layoffs begin to mount.

Press Clips | May 16, 2023

Why California’s COVID unemployment mess isn’t over yet

Via: The Orange County Register

The biggest logjam of contested unemployment cases lies in a state appeals process By Lauren Hepler | CalMatters It’s been 22(…)

News Releases | May 5, 2023

April Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows Just as Black Workers See More Gains

It’s an affront to workers that the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, threatening to throw the economy into recession.

Press Clips | April 11, 2023

COVID created an expanded social safety net; activists are now quietly working to bring it back

Via: News Tribune

Emergency paid sick and family leave, modernizing and expanding unemployment insurance, monthly tax payments to families with children and expanded(…)

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