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States Could Save $1.7 Billion Per Year with Federal Financing of Work Sharing

May 2012, Dean Baker and Nicole Woo

This issue brief looks at how work-sharing provisions signed into law by President Obama in February 2012 as part of the Middle Class Relief and Job Creation Act could help states reduce their unemployment rates and also save unemployment insurance (UI) costs for up to three years.

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