Publication Date

11-19-2018

Abstract

[Excerpt] The unemployment insurance (UI) system has two primary objectives: (1) to provide temporary, partial wage replacement for involuntarily unemployed workers and (2) to stabilize the economy during recessions. In support of these goals, several UI programs provide benefits for eligible unemployed workers.

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Suggested Citation
Whittaker, J. M., & Isaacs, K. P. (2018). Unemployment insurance: Legislative issues in the 115th Congress (CRS Report R44836). Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service.

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