Unemployment Insurance: Current Situation and Potential Reforms

Unemployment Insurance: Current Situation and Potential Reforms

February 4, 2009

Abstract

This short paper summarizes the current situation of state unemployment insurance (UI) programs in the United States. It describes benefit recipiency, UI trust fund balances and administrative financing. Policies are recommended to increase solvency of the trust funds, raise recipiency rates and to improve the adequacy of administrative funding.

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