Extended Benefits

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US – Extension of unemployment benefits has no significant effect on the unemployment rate research finds

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich of Harvard University and Loukas Karabarbounis of the University of Chicago find that the extension of unemployment benefits from 26 to 99 weeks during the Great Recession increased the unemployment rate by at most 0.3 percentage point. In addition, they find little effect of jobless benefit extensions on state-level macroeconomic variables such as vacancies … Continue reading

35 Years Of Unemployment Benefits In US – Extended benefits unemployment rate by about one-third percentage point in the most recent recession

During the 2008-2009 recession, U.S. unemployment insurance (UI) benefits were extended to unprecedented levels, with UI duration increasing from 26 weeks—the regular duration—to as much as 99 weeks in some states, prompting a lively debate in policy and academic circles about the adverse effects of such extensions on the search behavior of job seekers and … Continue reading

UI Benefits Extension in US / Meet people who’ve lost them

Name: Maureen “Momo” Kallins State: Washington “I am 65 years old. For three years I worked as the General Manager and the Business Manager of a small public access television station in Washington State. I lost that job in January 2013, which supported half of our household. (I have two sons, 26 and 24, and … Continue reading

UI Benefits Extension in US / Obama to speak on Tuesday

President Barack Obama will ratchet up his administration\’s push for an extension of emergency unemployment benefits on Tuesday with an event at the White House attended by people whose benefits have expired
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UI Extension in the US / 1.3 million people to lose access to an emergency program

Unless Congress acts, during the last week of December an estimated 1.3 million people will lose access to an emergency program providing them with additional weeks of jobless benefits. A further 850,000 will be denied benefits in the first quarter of 2014 Continue reading

End of UI extensions / Labor market would lose 400,000 jobs in 2013

Federally funded extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are set to expire at the end of this year. These benefits serve two very useful public purposes. Most obviously, they provide a lifeline to the long-term unemployed and their families during the deepest and longest economic downturn since the 1930s.1 Less understood but equally crucial, the UI … Continue reading

North Carolina Extended Employment Benefits To End In May

Based on notification from the U.S. Department of Labor, North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits program. The last payable week of the Extended Benefits program will be the week ending May 12, 2012. Workers who file their claim through the Extended Benefits program will no longer be eligible to receive extended … Continue reading

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