After jobless claims spiked in the Great Recession, the state changed its system to pay less for a shorter duration to fewer recipients.
"It's really a measure, I think, of worker confidence in the economy," said Tara Sinclair of George Washington University.
As many as 23 states are unprepared for the typical recession.
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest point since 1969, according to data released by the Labor Department Thursday. These numbers are another sign of a tight labor market. And they’ve got retailers thinking…
The Republican proposes to fund six weeks of partially-paid maternity leave by "recapturing fraud and improper payments" in the nation's unemployment insurance system.