Publication Date: March 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
Rather than wait too long, as it has in similar situations in the past, Congress should quickly enact temporary extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to support the economy and to assist workers who have sought work for more than half a year and exhausted their regular UI benefits.