It's a soft political target, but allowing people to spend more time on unemployment may help them land better jobs.
States are scrambling to raise money — and changing their unemployment systems in other ways.
They're processing more claims than ever, and Washington keeps changing the rules.
A new study finds that in the least generous states, more families have fallen below the poverty line during the pandemic.
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.
No state lets people stay on unemployment benefits for more than 26 weeks.
More than seven months into the pandemic, more people are filing for unemployment benefits every week than at any point in the Great Recession.
Expiring federal and state relief benefits are taking billions of dollars a week out of the economy.
The federal government is funding 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits after state payments run out, but getting them can take extra effort.
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.