Unemployment Compensation: Contemporary Issues


Marcos N. Wynn (Editor)

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship, Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS012000

The most recent recession led to an unprecedented increase in the number of those unemployed for more than 26 weeks (the long-term unemployed). As a result, congressional interest in policy initiatives to expedite the return to work grew. This report examines a variety of initiatives and measures within the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program that might reduce long-term unemployment for beneficiaries with a focus on unemployment compensation insurance and military service; the eligibility for students under state and federal laws; receipt of unemployment insurance by higher-income unemployed workers (millionaires); the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program; consequences of changes in state unemployment compensation laws; the impact of the sequestration on unemployment insurance benefits; and the legislative issues in the 113th Congress relating to unemployment insurance. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Expediting the Return to Work: Approaches in the Unemployment Compensation Program
(Julie M. Whittaker, CRS)

Unemployment Compensation (Insurance) and Military Service
(Julie M. Whittaker, CRS)

Unemployment Compensation (UC): Eligibility for Students Under State and Federal Laws
(Julie M. Whittaker, CRS)

Receipt of Unemployment Insurance by Higher-Income Unemployed Workers (“Millionaires”)
(Katelin P. Isaacs, Julie M. Whittaker, CRS)

The Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) Program
(Katelin P. Isaacs, CRS)

Unemployment Insurance: Consequences of Changes in State Unemployment Compensation Laws
(Katelin P. Isaacs, CRS)

The Impact of Sequestration on Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Frequently Asked Questions
(Katelin P. Isaacs, Julie M. Whittaker, CRS)

Unemployment Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 113th Congress
(Julie M. Whittaker, Katelin P. Isaacs, CRS)


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