Extending Unemployment Insurance — A Live Web Chat with THP Policy Director Adam Looney


When: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Where: • Online Chat


The lame-duck Congress has a long “to-do” list in the final month of the year. Negotiations on a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff are underway, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are also discussing whether or not to extend unemployment insurance for 12 million unemployed Americans before the benefits expire on December 29. What are the economic consequences of failing to extend unemployment benefits? Who will be most affected? What weight should we give to news from the Congressional Budget Office that extending benefits will add more than 300,000 jobs to the economy?

On Wednesday, December 5, The Hamilton Project’s Adam Looney will take your questions in a live web chat moderated by Vivyan Tran at POLITICO. For more information or to register for the webchat, click here.

Submit questions in advance to communications@brookings.edu.

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