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Review of the Unemployment Compensation Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security , Report No. 95-37, February 1996
 
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  • The Unemployment Compensation Program provides workers with temporary and partial insurance against income loss resulting from unemployment and assists the counter cyclical stabilization of the economy during recessions by maintaining workers' purchasing power. The solvency of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund has declined since 1989 and may be inadequate to finance unemployment benefits if a severe recession developed. The Department's manual processing of unemployment taxes is labor intensive and not cost-effective. Contracting out this function could save between $300,000 and $1 million annually.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 97-14 Follow-up Report on the Unemployment Compensation Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security, published in November 1997.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Economic Opportunity
Unemployment Compensation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 03-10 Special Examination: Review of the Workforce Development System, published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 03-05 Special Review:  Federal Law Restricts the Outsourcing of Many Unemployment Compensation Tax Collection Services, published in January 2003.

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