National Employment Law Project
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Workers are demanding that policymakers take action to support people pushed out of work before wider layoffs begin to mount.
It’s an affront to workers that the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, threatening to throw the economy into recession.
Congress must act to build an unemployment insurance system that will support all workers at all times.
5.9 million workers were unemployed in February, an increase of 242,000 from the prior month.
A concerning new trend is the increase in the percentage of workers reporting that they worked multiple jobs.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s final monthly jobs report of 2022 revealed that 4.5 million jobs were added and the(…)
“Before the next recession, Congress must act with urgency and implement permanent, structural reform of the unemployment insurance system.”
Despite continued job gains, the number of unemployed workers increased by 306,000.
We cannot simply accept the deep racial disparities that continue to mark employment—and unemployment—in the U.S.