Category Archives: unemployment
Remember Florida Governor Rick Scott’s drug testing-for-welfare program? It worked very well as a subsidy for medical testing companies, but didn’t actually save the state any money (see above). Now, Congressional Republicans are trying to expand the failed Florida program … Continue reading
Via Arthur Delaney at HuffPo, a Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco study of unemployment extension and UI benefits: (R)eceiving UI is not a requirement in order for an individual to be counted as unemployed in official government statistics.
Reporting for HuffPo, Ryan Grim describes the new Harry Reid. After doing away with Baucus’s horrible Finance Committee jobs bill, Reid explained: The new bill drops disaster assistance and extensions of unemployment insurance and COBRA health-insurance subsidies, all Democratic priorities … Continue reading