In national news:

The National Employment Law Project released a new report asking: can state unemployment systems weather the next recession? A release about the report said that NELP researchers found that workers are both applying for and receiving less jobless aid. The authors contend that “to the extent that these lower rates are the product of legislative and administrative policies intended to discourage application for and receipt of benefits, there is evidence to suggest states may not be prepared to withstand future recessions.”

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