Blog | June 23, 2020

Labor Secretary Scalia Wrongly Rejects Federal Role in Enforcing Unemployment Rights of Workers Who Refuse Unsafe Work

This commentary was cross-published on the ACS Expert Forum Blog Background The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural challenges(…)

Blog | April 27, 2020

Unemployment benefit amounts must be high enough to sustain workers in this crisis

Unemployment insurance (UI) is a program designed to keep workers connected to the workforce. It is an earned benefit that(…)

News Releases | April 27, 2020

Virginia First State to Enact New Work-Sharing Law During Pandemic to Help Employers Avoid Layoffs

Work-sharing is a proven tool to help workers and employers weather economic downturns.

News Releases | April 21, 2020

Report: Today’s Unemployment Insurance Crisis and How We Got Here

States choosing to reduce access and cut benefits led to current dysfunction.

News Releases | April 2, 2020

On the Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for April 2, 2020

More than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week—another shocking record high.

Blog | March 23, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Was Crucial to Workers and the Economy in the Last Recession

Twelve years have passed since the onset of what we call the Great Recession. Now, as the effects of the(…)

News Releases | March 19, 2020

On Today’s Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

The surge in new UI claims is a prelude to the tsunami expected in coming weeks.

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