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


Publication Date: May 2008

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

Author(s): Chad Stone

Research Area: Labor

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

Type: Report


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.