More people are relying on gig work, which puts a lot of risk on the workers themselves.
Making the unemployment system a federal program could help reduce some of the huge racial disparities that currently exist.
Instead of calculating PUA benefits based on people’s income, many states have just been paying the minimum benefit.
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.
The federal government is funding 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits after state payments run out, but getting them can take extra effort.
And what happens when the PEUC program expires at the end of the year?
And Mexico doesn't pay unemployment insurance.
Working parents with schoolkids at home due to COVID-19 should be eligible for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. But that's not working out for some.