- February 3, 2018
- Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
- Dustin Pugel
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a form of income-replacement coverage that keeps workers who lose their jobs out of poverty, boosts the economy in communities that experience downturns and helps to shorten recessions. Yet House Bill 252 would cut workers off UI much sooner, erode the maximum benefit compared to actual Kentucky wages and make fewer Kentucky workers eligible. This would especially hurt rural communities in Kentucky with high unemployment.