Emergency Jobless Aid

Archive Report

Plan to Prolong Payments to Jobless

Moiunting Demand for Extension of Benifit

The current business recession may put the federal-state system of unemployment insurance to the most severe test since it was initiated under the Social Security Act of 1935. Unemployment today has not reached the high levels prevailing before World War II, nor has the number of insured workers who have exhausted their unemployment benefits mounted to prewar totals. However, a larger proportion of the labor force is now idle than in the postwar recessions of 1949 and 1954, and the number of workers who can no longer draw benefits is approaching the totals in those years. Today, moreover, many more workers are covered by the unemployment insurance system than was the case before the ...

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