Unemployment Insurance Program

Allow unemployed workers to take PT work

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When laid-off workers are looking for a new full-time job, sometimes only part-time work is available. But many states have rules that discourage workers from accepting part-time work while continuing their job search. Workers receiving UI typically lose all or most of their benefits when they take a part-time job even if their part-time wages are far lower than pre-layoff earnings. To encourage work, there should be a federal standard that allows workers in every state to receive income totaling 110% of their pre-layoff average weekly wage from combined UI benefits and earnings from part-time work.

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Idea No. 203