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Labor

Unemployment

Reducing Unemployment Insurance Duration

Congressional leaders have agreed to maintain extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits while reducing maximum benefit duration to one-and-a-half years. Read More.

Extended UI Payments Do Not Benefit the Economy

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Congress wants to help the unemployed, but extending the duration of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits slightly harms the economy. Read More.

The Impact of unemployment insurance on the economy and the labor market,  and ideas for reforming the system.