On This PageJuly 1991, No. 47

According to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), nearly 8.5 million people are expected to be unemployed in 1991, up almost 25 percent from 1990.

Unemployment Insurance: Countercyclical or Counterproductive?
Last Updated: 07/31/91

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) system's goal of providing income maintenance, and thus economic stability, will surely be put to a test this year. Policy issues relating to the program's effectiveness as a countercyclical tool will also become increasingly important.