Tax Policy Center

unemployment

Business Taxes: TaxVox
With the May jobless rate at 13.3 percent —an improvement over April but still terrible-- policymakers are considering many ideas to support workers in the...
June 5, 2020Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The 50 states are diverse, but in the COVID-19 pandemic era, they share a key challenge: An economic and fiscal crisis of a size and...
May 27, 2020Richard C. Auxier
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Trump continues to promote a payroll tax holiday as a piece of the next coronavirus relief bill. The idea fails as either relief or stimulus...
April 29, 2020Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
How rapidly is the economy collapsing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? In just the past four weeks, total weekly unemployment insurance claims were...
April 16, 2020Lucy DadayanDonnie Charleston
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
To its credit, the IRS has been quickly distributing the first tranche of rebates authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act...
April 16, 2020Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The economic benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) seem to have petered out. The US economy grew robustly in late 2017, perhaps...
August 1, 2019Howard GleckmanAravind Boddupalli
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The beginning of the US economy’s second year under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was largely positive, though some troubling signs lurked just beneath...
May 7, 2019Howard GleckmanAravind Boddupalli
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Voters say the economy is the most important issue in the upcoming election. But as the most recent State Economic Monitor reports, the economy looks very different depending on what (and what state) you're analyzing. And polls suggest that voters faced with these mixed messages may focus on other
October 17, 2014Richard C. Auxier