Unemployment insurance provides temporary support to unemployed workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. This fact sheet, published jointly with the National Women’s Law Center, National Employment Law Project, and Center for American Progress, shows the importance of unemployment insurance for women and families and suggests changes that would improve the program’s effectiveness for women, their families, and the economy as a whole.
In partnership with the Center for American Progress (CAP) and National Employment Law Project (NELP), the center released a report on modernizing unemployment insurance for a 21st century economy and establishing a new Jobseeker’s Allowance.
Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America: Intro & Summary
This summary introduces readers to the 2016 CAP, GCPI, and NELP report, “Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America,” on modernizing unemployment insurance for a 21st century economy and establishing a new Jobseeker’s Allowance.
This document succinctly summarizes recommendations laid out in the 2016 CAP, GCPI, and NELP report, “Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America.”
Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America: A Discussion
Representative Sandy Levin (D-MI) and White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman explain the need for unemployment insurance (UI) reform. Executive Director Indivar Dutta-Gupta served on a panel of experts to debate UI and the Job Seeker’s Allowance.
Updated, independent analysis from the Urban Institute commissioned by the center, CAP, and NELP—which shows that just three of the center’s proposed reforms would significantly increase the share of newly unemployed workers who are protected by UI.
The Center for American Progress (CAP), the National Employment Law Project (NELP), and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality identify the main challenges facing states’ unemployment insurance (UI) programs; provide recent state-level data; and recommend steps that states can take to substantially strengthen their UI programs.
Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America: The Case for a Stronger Federal Role and Opportunities for State Action
On the heels of CAP, NELP, and the center’s joint proposal to modernize America’s UI program and introduce the JSA, this webinar is designed to provide state policy advocates and state workforce agency administrators with information about what states can do on their own to strengthen unemployment protections for their populations.