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 | 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,(…)

Press Clips | December 27, 2021

At least 5 GOP-led states offer jobless benefits to workers who refuse vaccines; others may follow

Via: Washington Post

“These governors, who are using the unemployment insurance system in a moment of political theater to make a statement about(…)

Press Clips | October 19, 2021

Column: Unemployment benefits weren’t what kept workers home. The latest crummy jobs report proves it

Via: Yahoo! News

The latest jobs report from the federal government, covering September employment, had some bad news and, so to speak, some(…)

Press Clips | September 27, 2021

NELP statement on introduction of the Unemployment Insurance Improvement Act

The following is a statement from Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project on the introduction of(…)

Press Clips | September 4, 2021

It’s time to transform our unemployment system

Via: The Hill

As the U.S. prepares to celebrate Labor Day, more than 7 million jobless workers face dire prospects as federal pandemic unemployment(…)

Blog | August 31, 2021

Why Immediate and Long-Term Unemployment Reform is a Matter of Racial and Gender Justice

A transformed unemployment insurance system must center racial and gender justice.

News Releases | June 9, 2021

In 21 States Ending All Pandemic UI Programs Early, 3 in 4 Will Lose All Jobless Aid

These abrupt and misguided cutoffs in GOP-led states will hurt millions of workers and families and set back economic recovery.

News Releases | May 6, 2021

NELP Decries Montana’s Move to End Pandemic Unemployment Insurance

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte’s move to abruptly end the state’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment insurance programs is cruel and(…)

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