Unemployment Insurance - States' Reductions in Maximum Benefit Durations Have Implications for Federal Costs
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
This publication reports findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of nine states' reductions of maximum unemployment insurance (UI) benefit durations. The nine states reviewed were Arkansas (AR), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Illinois (IL), Kansas (KS), Michigan (MI), Missouri (MO), North Carolina (NC), and South Carolina (SC), and the report looks at why the durations were reduced, the impact of the reductions on the individuals and on federal costs, and the broader economic effects. The report also offers recommendations regarding the assessment of state duration reductions.