Policy Brief: Building a National Unemployment Insurance System
Authors: Stephen A. Wandner and Christopher King
Date: February 12, 2021
Publication Type: Policy Brief, 25 pp.
Dr. Chris King, Senior Research Scientist and former RMC Director, along with Stephen A. Wandner, a Senior Fellow with the National Academy of Social Insurance, has co-authored a timely and critically important policy brief on modernizing the U.S. Unemployment Insurance program. The pandemic has made stark the long-running weaknesses in the UI program, but King and Wandner present solutions that are both practical and imminently practicable. This brief is the product of the Better Employment and Training Strategies (BETS) task force, an ad-hoc group, including the RMC, of more than 40 workforce development experts created to provide critically needed input into policy and programmatic conversations around improving the country’s employment and training system. You can read more from the authors and BETS here.