Publication Date: August 2007
Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Chad Stone; Robert Greenstein; Martha Coven
Research Area: Labor
Keywords: Economic projections; Job displacement; Unemployment rate; Income diversity
The UI system is not performing as well as it should in meeting this goal. Many workers who lose their jobs — especially low-income and part-time workers — end up not receiving any unemployment benefits; many others exhaust their benefits before finding a new job. The need to modernize UI has been evident for some time, and many states have made progress reforming their UI laws over the past decade or so. It is time for the federal government to lend its support and encouragement to these efforts.