May 13, 2021
UI benefits during COVID increased at times to levels well in excess of workers’ earnings and at other times dropped drastically without regard to labor market conditions.
October 21, 2020
Layoffs increase the risk of divorce for married workers. Unemployment insurance can mitigate some of the increased risk, especially for men without children.
October 13, 2020
Automatic stabilizers are spending or tax policies that cushion downturns and taper off as the economy improves. They respond rapidly and continue while needed.
October 1, 2020
The combination of job losses that were markedly worse for low-earning workers and the expansion of unemployment benefits made the CARES Act very progressive.
August 11, 2020
The CARES Act added a $600 federal benefit that increased the generosity of state unemployment insurance. But many factors impact the intensity with which the unemployed seek work.
April 6, 2020
The Unemployed and Essential Low-Wage Workers After the CARES Act
March 22, 2020
Considerable additional funding and modifications of the current UI system are needed in order to provide a vital financial lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic.