Date: September 13, 2012
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M. & Isaacs, Katelin P.
Description: This report describes the history of temporary federal extensions to unemployment benefits from 1980 to the present. It has five sections which discuss:  background information on unemployment compensation (UC) benefits,  a definition of a recession and the process of declaring a recession,  a summary of the legislative history of federal extensions of unemployment benefits,  figures examining the statistics of recessions, and  previous methods for financing temporary recession programs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department