Unemployment Insurance: A Tried and True Safety Net

Abstract: Today, every state has an unemployment insurance program. This provides some income to qualified, unemployed workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. But how did these programs begin and how does the federal-state partnership work? The December 2020 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance describes this partnership that began in 1935.

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Part of Series: Page One Economics Newsletter

Publication Date: 2020-12-01