Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Unemployment
Insurance (UI) program, focusing on the: (1) factors contributing
to the decline in UI beneficiaries; and (2) effect of this decline
on the program's ability to meet its objectives. GAO found that:
(1) the deteriorating financial solvency of state trust funds has
led to changes in state laws affecting eligibility and compensation
levels and adversely affected the percentage of unemployed persons
receiving unemployment benefits; (2) changes in the workforce such
as long-term unemployed workers, fewer manufacturing workers, more
service-sector workers, and more temporary and part-time workers
have adversely affected the percentage of unemployed persons
receiving UI benefits; (3) employers' circumvention of UI
eligibility laws and misclassification of employees has contributed
to the decline in UI beneficiaries; (4) the UI program no longer
meets its original program objectives of stabilizing the economy
and providing an income safety net to unemployed persons; (5) the
reduction in the percentage of unemployed persons receiving UI
benefits has contributed to the increase in the poverty population;
and (6) Congress has established an advisory council to evaluate
the UI program and determine what role the program should play in
eliminating the adverse effects of unemployment and recession.
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