Issue Briefing: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: State
Actions to Boost Employment

NCSL's 2010 Fall Forum: Dec. 10, 2010

Running time: 00:53:40

Representative Lana Gordon
, Kansas 

Andrew Baldwin
, Unemployment Insurance Administration, Arizona
Power Point

Elizabeth Echols, U.S. Small Business Administration
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While the longest recession since the Great Depression has ended, the unemployment rate is still more than 9 percent. The economy is showing green shoots but state revenues remain down and the prospects of a jobless recovery seem very real. This session  examines state and national unemployment trends, explores strains on the state-federal partnership in providing unemployment benefits, and discusses the state-level effects of federal legislation to spur jobs creation. 

This audio recording of the session provides an update on unemployment trends and efforts to work with states on creating jobs.


















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