Unemployment Insurance Reforms Would Help Oklahoma Workers and Businesses

Under provisions that were enacted as part of the federal stimulus bill in February, Oklahoma could be eligible for $75.9 million in federal funds for its Unemployment Insurance program that could avert or minimize tax increases and benefits cuts, provided that the state enacts modest and worthwhile changes to its program. A new brief from OK Policy looks at the UI reforms contained as part of the stimulus, what Oklahoma must do to become eligible for the additional federal funds, and why enacting these reforms is in the state’s interest.

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