By Alan Pyke on December 12, 2013
With deadlines looming, Congress needs to take two simple steps (and hold off on a third) to avoid inflicting needless economic pain on millions.
By Bryce Covert on December 9, 2013
A failure to reauthorize the federal unemployment benefits program would also reduce GDP.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he only supports unemployment benefits up to 26 weeks.
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By Alan Pyke on December 6, 2013
Unemployment will remain above 6.5 percent throughout 2014 and well into 2015, according to new research.
By Bryce Covert on December 4, 2013
Meet Lillian, Alan and John.
By Ruy Teixeira, Guest Blogger on November 26, 2013
Obama can refocus the political debate on the economy, push good policy, and improve Democratic political fortunes -- all at the same time.
By Bryce Covert on November 26, 2013
A record number of workers also say they worry "a lot" about losing their jobs.
By Bryce Covert on November 18, 2013
Unemployment benefits for those out of a job for 27 weeks or longer will disappear without Congressional action.
By Alan Pyke on November 14, 2013
Sequestration means that career training programs can't supply businesses with the skilled workers they need.
By Bryce Covert on November 11, 2013
Today's veterans are struggling with unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and foreclosure.