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

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(…)

News Releases | June 3, 2022

May Jobs Report: Unemployment Insurance Overhaul a Pressing Need Even During Periods of Job Growth

Strengthening UI is critical to racial equity, as job growth continues to be uneven.

News Releases | May 6, 2022

April Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth as Workers Demand Better Jobs

The unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in April according to this morning’s monthly jobs report.  Approximately 428,000 jobs were produced,(…)

News Releases | April 1, 2022

March Jobs Report: Job Growth Amidst Fears of a New Recession

With recovery still at risk, policymakers must adopt structural reforms to bolster the unemployment insurance system for all workers.

Blog | March 16, 2022

Reflecting on Two Years of COVID-19

Blog | March 16, 2022

Reflecting on Two Years of COVID-19

NELP’s ED Rebecca Dixon reflects on two years of COVID-19

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