Understanding How Unemployment Insurance Works

Understanding How Unemployment Insurance Works

Unemployment insurance first started in the Depression era by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As the Senate weighs extending unemployment benefits, a look at how it works -- and answering your questions.

Unemployment insurance first started in the Depression era by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As the Senate weighs extending unemployment benefits, a look at how it works -- and answering your questions.

Guests

Gary Burtless

senior fellow of economic studies, The Brookings Institution.

Rich Hobbie

executive director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

Michael Rose

Capitol Hill reporter covering labor and employment issues, Bloomberg BNA.

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