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Setting Suitable Benefit Amounts

Unemployment benefits should not replace a paycheck or pay people more to stay home than to work. Federal policies during the pandemic—coupled with regular state benefits—did just that. FGA promotes reasonable, temporary benefit amounts as a cushion to help people get back on their feet and return to work as quickly as possible.

Our Unemployment Experts
Brian Sikma
Brian Sikma

Senior Fellow

Haley Holik
Haley Holik

Senior Fellow

Hayden Dublois
Hayden Dublois

Data and Analytics Director

Jonathan Bain
Jonathan Bain

Senior Research Fellow

Jonathan Ingram
Jonathan Ingram

Vice President of Policy and Research

Scott Centorino
Scott Centorino

Senior Fellow

Trevor Carlsen
Trevor Carlsen

Senior Research Fellow

Our Unemployment Research

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