Labor Unemployment Insurance
Topic Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance is the main U.S. government program that helps workers who lose a job through no fault of their own. By paying eligible workers a portion of their normal wage while they look for work, Unemployment Insurance mitigates the hardship faced by individual unemployed workers and simultaneously stabilizes the macroeconomy. Equitable Growth works to stimulate and disseminate research on the role Unemployment Insurance plays in the lives of workers and the economy as a whole.

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Research on race and consumption shows why racial disparities in Unemployment Insurance receipt are detrimental to economic recovery in the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

Addressing long-term U.S. unemployment requires confronting the stigma against the unemployed amid the coronavirus recession

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Fool Me Once: Investing in Unemployment Insurance systems to avoid the mistakes of the Great Recession during COVID-19

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In conversation with Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

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Planning for the next recession by reforming U.S. automatic stabilizers

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Earnings instability and mobility over our working lives: Improving short- and long-term economic well-being for U.S. workers

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What the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reveals about the first year of the coronavirus recession, in six charts

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: February 2021 Report Edition

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Research on race and consumption shows why racial disparities in Unemployment Insurance receipt are detrimental to economic recovery in the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

How to replace COVID relief deadlines with automatic ‘triggers’ that meet the needs of the U.S. economy

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Jobs report: Coronavirus recession hits workers in low-wage service industries who need access to the social safety net and effective labor protection enforcement

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: January 2021 Report Edition

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Public investments in social insurance, education, and child care can overcome market failures to promote family and economic well-being

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Coronavirus Recession

U.S. retail sector’s recession experiences highlight continuing labor market travails

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Equitable Growth’s Jobs Day Graphs: December 2020 Report Edition

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Coronavirus Recession

New research shows the impact of 2020 job and income losses on family dynamics and parents’ mental health in vulnerable households

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Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households

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Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession continues to threaten low-wage U.S. workers due to stalled jobs recovery

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