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December 4, 2012

Report: Renewing Federal Unemployment Insurance Boosts the Economy

A reauthorization of the federal unemployment insurance program for 2013 would help support consumer demand, boost employment and spur economic activity according to a new report today from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). It features a story from unemployed Ohioan Chris Adams, a 52-year-old father of two who was laid off in a management restructuring in May of this year and who would have his federal unemployment benefits abruptly end in four weeks if Congress fails to renew the program.read more »

November 27, 2012

Report: Federal Unemployment Insurance Puts People Back to Work and Back on Their Feet

The indispensable role of unemployment insurance (UI) and of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits in helping people find new work after suffering job loss is detailed in a new report today from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). It features the story of Joe Matera, a father of three from New York, who describes the critical support UI and EUC benefits provided during his lengthy and ultimately successful job search.read more »

November 19, 2012

Report: Federal Unemployment Insurance Reduces Hardship for Families and Children

The importance of federal unemployment insurance in alleviating serious hardship for workers and their families is highlighted in a new report today from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). The report features the story of Jordan Douglas from Texas, a single mother of a 2-year-old son who is in danger of having her benefits cut off at the end of the year if Congress fails to renew federal unemployment insurance.read more »

November 13, 2012

3 Million Jobless Face Loss of Benefits in Early 2013 If Congress Fails to Renew Federal EUC Program

More than two million unemployed workers receiving federal unemployment benefits will be abruptly cut off in the week between Christmas and New Year's, unless Congress acts before then to reauthorize the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program for 2013. Nearly one million more who run out of state benefits would be without access to federal benefits in the first quarter of 2013 if Congress fails to renew the EUC program.read more »

November 2, 2012

Disaster Unemployment Assistance: How Workers Can Access the Program After Hurricane Sandy

UPDATED Dec. 4, 2012: Rhode Island announces availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance.read more »

October 18, 2012

Your Unemployment Stories Are Needed Now

Are you currently unemployed? Have you been unemployed in the last few years and now back at work? Are you engaged in a long, tough job search? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, your stories are needed right now.read more »

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