Press Release

Webinar on Unemployment Insurance: A System that Works for Economic Recovery

Emergency expansions to unemployment insurance (UI) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have provided crucial support to workers across the country. With a major component of the expansions—an additional $600 in weekly benefits—having lapsed at the end of July, lawmakers are in disagreement about how to balance financial relief with rebuilding the labor market and continue to grapple with what form UI should take going forward. The situation is further complicated by administrative challenges causing benefit delays and limiting options for benefit design.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center, the National Employment Law Project, and the American Action Forum for a discussion on the role of UI in the next phase of response to the nation’s public health and economic crisis and the need for modernization as part of an eventual recovery.


Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President, American Action Forum
Michele Evermore
Senior Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project
Moderator: Ben Gitis
Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center*More panelists to be added

September 16, 2020
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT