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The Great Recession officially ended more than two years ago, but families continue to struggle to regain their economic footing in an economy with minimal job growth. Meanwhile, policy makers are facing structural challenges and tough choices in nearly every aspect of the unemployment insurance (UI) program.
Poor state UI financing has combined with record long-term unemployment to create the perfect storm for the UI system nationally. More than half of all state trust funds are insolvent, having built up close to $40 billion in federal debt.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.