Executive Summary Ongoing reliance on state-level, race-neutral job market measures provide an incomplete picture of the health of Georgia’s workforce. On the surface, Georgia has maintained a robust job market with a low overall unemployment rate of 3.3%. This low
Tag: Unemployment Insurance
In 2021, GBPI reflected on the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic security for Black women and Latinas. On May 11, the national public health emergency, which was declared more than three years ago, officially expires. During the
Senate Bill 160, which the House’s Republican majority passed 97-68 along party lines, replaces a state Department of Labor administrative fee that expired at the end of last year using money that otherwise would go into Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance (UI)
As of Crossover Day, March 6, 2023, Georgia’s House and Senate each voted to pass unemployment insurance (UI) bills, House Bill (HB) 518 and Senate Bill (SB) 160, out of their respective chambers. These bills have three main
New reentry program aims to help Henry County inmates; Proposed legislation could negatively impact Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Ray Khalfani, Georgia Budget Policy Institute’s Senior Worker Justice Policy Analyst, discusses how HB 518 and SB 160 could potentially risk the solvency of Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund with Rose Scott. Hear the full discussion on WABE.
Despite strides to improve the employment prospects of Georgians who have contact with the criminal legal system, state policy choices have counteracted those strides, demonstrating how much we undervalue and disinvest in Georgia workers. This disinvestment is magnified as Georgia’s
Key Takeaways This Labor Day offers an opportunity to recalibrate our policy approach to better protect labor in our state while placing a mirror to reflect on the state’s harmful impulses to continue down a path of anti-labor policy choices.
CW: To highlight the problematic narratives surrounding safety net programs, this piece quotes racist statements opponents of these programs have made. Safety net programs, sometimes called “welfare,” are programs meant to meet the basic needs for families who fall on hard