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,
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.