Employment numbers are improving, but only slightly. Millions of Americans remain out of work or underemployed as the economic recovery continues slowly. Brookings experts look at monthly jobs reports, examine ways to get Americans back to work, and recommend ideas to move the country back to prosperity and economic stability.
Kelly Edwards, 54, who was laid off 4 years ago, holds a sign at a street corner in Pasadena, California, April 25, 2012.(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
Unemployment Benefits Boost Workers and the Economy
December 12, 2013, Fred Dews
Over one million workers may lose their unemployment insurance (UI) benefit on December 28 unless Congress acts. But extending UI benefits is not in the recent budget deal agreed to by congressional negotiators. Brookings experts have examined the program—explaining what it is and how it works—and explored some of the main questions about it.
U.S. Economic Performance
U.S. Metro Areas
December 6, 2013, Elisabeth Jacobs
December 6, 2013, Gary Burtless
December 5, 2013, Fred Dews
December 5, 2013, Regis Barnichon
December 4, 2013, Fred Dews
December 4, 2013, Elisabeth Jacobs
December 4, 2013
November 26, 2013, Sungjoo Choi and Andrew B. Whitford
November 25, 2013, Joanna Venator and Richard V. Reeves
November 8, 2013, Gerald D. Cohen
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