Unemployment Insurance: A Tried and True Safety Net

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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Education Level: 6-8 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Taxes Income Unemployment Government Programs
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English