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CBPP Statement: Statement by Chad Stone, Chief Economist, on the April Employment Report

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Chad Stone

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Labor (Work and labor)

Keywords: Job displacement; Economic inequality; Economic projections; Income diversity

Type: Report

Abstract:

Today’s employment report provides no comfort to those who want to work but can’t find a job, especially those who have exhausted their regular unemployment insurance benefits or soon will. Congress should quickly enact temporary extended unemployment benefits both to support the slumping economy and to provide needed assistance to those workers.