Research Highlights

The Employment Service and Unemployment Insurance: A partnership that merits fostering

The Employment Service (ES) and Unemployment Insurance (UI), begun as separate programs early in the twentieth century, have evolved into a partnership that provides beneficial services to both employers and employees. However, over the past four decades this partnership has been tasked with added service mandates despite reductions in resources. A new Upjohn Institute working paper looks at the origin and evolution of the ES-UI partnership, how changes in the labor force expanded the role of ES, how inadequate funding for ES makes it difficult to achieve its service mandates, and means for revitalizing the partnership to address the needs of the twenty-first century labor market.

Read "The Employment Service-Unemployment Insurance Partnership: Origin, Evolution, and Revitalization," by David E. Balducchi and Christopher J. O'Leary.