Extending Unemployment Compensation Benefits During Recessions

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This report describes the history of temporary federal extensions to unemployment benefits from 1980 to the present. It has five sections which discuss: [1] background information on unemployment compensation (UC) benefits, [2] a definition of a recession and the process of declaring a recession, [3] a summary of the legislative history of federal extensions of unemployment benefits, [4] figures examining the statistics of recessions, and [5] previous methods for financing temporary recession programs.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 13, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Whittaker, Julie M.

Specialist in Income Security

Creator (Author):
Isaacs, Katelin P.

Analyst in Income Security

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 13, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report describes the history of temporary federal extensions to unemployment benefits from 1980 to the present. It has five sections which discuss: [1] background information on unemployment compensation (UC) benefits, [2] a definition of a recession and the process of declaring a recession, [3] a summary of the legislative history of federal extensions of unemployment benefits, [4] figures examining the statistics of recessions, and [5] previous methods for financing temporary recession programs.

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40 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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