UNEMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS

REPORT | Fall 2016

Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

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.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | June 2016

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.

FACT SHEET | June 2016

A Plan to Improve Unemployment Protections in America

This document succinctly summarizes recommendations laid out in the 2016 CAP, GCPI, and NELP report, “Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America.”

EVENT | July 2016

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.

REPORT | June 2016

Unemployment Insurance Modernization and Eligibility

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.

BRIEF | July 2016

Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

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.

EVENT | July 2016

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.

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