Background: The COVID-19 crisis has led to historically unprecedented increases in the level of initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims filed in California since the start of the crisis in mid-March. Through a partnership with the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the California Policy Lab is analyzing daily initial UI claims to provide an in-depth and near real-time look at how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting various industries, regions, counties, and types of workers throughout California.
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Policy Analysis: The Benefit Implications of Adjusting the Earnings Disregard for Partial UI Benefits in California
Published July 29, 2020
By Thomas J. Hedin, Geoffrey Schnorr and Till von Wachter
Overview: This analysis approximates the benefit implications of policy proposals that aim to raise the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits available to UI claimants with partial earnings through increases in the earnings disregard.