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States return to pre-pandemic unemployment rules, but are workers ready?
It's a soft political target, but allowing people to spend more time on unemployment may help them land better jobs.
As state unemployment trust funds empty, employers face soaring taxes
States are scrambling to raise money — and changing their unemployment systems in other ways.
For state unemployment offices, the last year has been rough
They're processing more claims than ever, and Washington keeps changing the rules.
States where it's harder to get unemployment benefits may see higher rates of poverty
A new study finds that in the least generous states, more families have fallen below the poverty line during the pandemic.
Unemployment insurance is broken. How can it be fixed?
When tens of millions of workers were laid off and applied for benefits in the spring, the system crashed. Here are some ideas for making it work better.
Continuing unemployment claims are down, but that doesn't tell the whole story
No state lets people stay on unemployment benefits for more than 26 weeks.
Jobless Americans struggle to get and keep benefits
More than seven months into the pandemic, more people are filing for unemployment benefits every week than at any point in the Great Recession.
New jobless claims are down, but unemployment benefits are, too
Expiring federal and state relief benefits are taking billions of dollars a week out of the economy.
You can still get unemployment benefits after state payments run out
The federal government is funding 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits after state payments run out, but getting them can take extra effort.
So far, Trump's pandemic unemployment benefit is available in 2 states
More states are trying to join the program, but most will offer $300 a week in additional benefits, rather than the $400 the president wanted.