Blog | July 20, 2018

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The law now codifies DOL’s authority to operate the RESEA program, with ten years of guaranteed, expanded funding.

Blog | April 9, 2018

Do Unemployment Insurance Taxes Really Affect a State’s Business Climate?

We all rely on shortcuts when making decisions in order to avoid getting overwhelmed. State legislators, in my more than(…)

Blog | April 12, 2016

Unemployment Insurance Rules Often Leave Workers With Volatile Schedules Behind

Growing numbers of Americans, especially those in low-paying jobs, have work schedules that fluctuate wildly from week to week.

Blog | March 4, 2016

Public Labor Exchange Programs in the 2017 Budget

More funding for the U.S. employment services can help bring discouraged workers back into the labor force.

Blog | February 24, 2016

Long-Term Jobless and UI Financing Budget Provisions Deserve Full Consideration

Reforms in the president’s 2017 budget would prepare our unemployment insurance system for the next recession.

Blog | February 17, 2016

President’s Budget Offers Robust Agenda for State Unemployment Insurance Reforms

The Obama administration’s proposed 2017 budget contains a wide range of unemployment insurance (UI) proposals. If adopted, they would take(…)

Blog | February 10, 2016

Is Wage Insurance a Worthwhile Option for Displaced Workers?

It’s an open question whether the president’s wage insurance proposal should be a top safety-net priority in 2016.

Blog | February 9, 2016

Share of Unemployed Receiving Jobless Aid Remained at Record Low in 2015

The majority of jobless workers in the United States don’t receive unemployment benefits.

Blog | December 11, 2015

Victory, Finally, for Unemployed Seniors in Illinois

There was never a valid policy justification for the Social Security offset.

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