Unemployment Insurance Program

Collect and Share better demographical and other info about UI

Description :

It's difficult to effectively address the problems with unemployment insurance systems without accessible state-level data on key issues. A national unemployment insurance research and data hub that is updated in real time and easily accessible to government agencies and the public would help identify and solve problems with the system. The hub should document UI backlogs, call center wait times, and application rates as well as the impact of system updates on application rates, timeliness of payments, denials, and delays. All data should be broken down by race, ethnicity, and gender. To better inform efforts to improve equity, states should also be required to report enhanced demographic data, including collecting data on a county and neighborhood level.




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Idea No. 192