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
Elizabeth Echols, U.S. Small Business Administration
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.