Tax Policy Center

Unemployment Insurance

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Many low- and moderate-income households no doubt were assisted greatly by enhanced federal unemployment insurance benefits that they received earlier this year and would be...
September 15, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Uber and Lyft are threating to shut down operations in California because the state considers their drivers employees rather than independent contractors. The distinction might...
August 20, 2020Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
President Trump’s August 8th executive action creating a new supplemental weekly unemployment benefit has created mass confusion.
August 12, 2020Tracy Gordon
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Congress is headed toward a fourth COVID-19 relief package – and arguably the first one directly addressing state and local governments’ pandemic-induced fiscal crisis ...
May 12, 2020Tracy Gordon
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
: TaxVox
The Coranavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expansion of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits is likely to cost far more than Congress’s original estimate...
April 9, 2020Benjamin R. Page