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January 1994, Vol. 117, No. 1
A lthough a jobs recovery appears to be under way, many unemployed workers have yet to find a job. Therefore, the U.S. Congress extended the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program on March 4, 1993, by enacting the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993 (P.L. 103-6). The amendments extended the program through October 1, 1993, with no new emergency benefits claims being accepted for weeks of unemployment beginning after October 2, 1993. Also, no individual will receive any payment of emergency benefits for weeks of unemployment beginning after January 5, 1994.
The bill extending benefits also required the U.S. Secretary of Labor to establish a program for encouraging the adoption and implementation of a system for profiling new claimants for regular unemployment compensation. The profiling system should identify those claimants who are most likely to exhaust their regular benefits and who may be in need of reemployment assistance services to make a successful transition to new employment.
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program was further amended by the Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993 (P.L. 103-152). The amendments extended the emergency benefits program through February 5, 1994, the new claims, and provided for either 7 or 13 weeks of emergency benefits, depending on the unemployment rate in a State. They also stipulated that no individual will receive any payment of emergency benefits for weeks of unemployment beginning after April 30, 1994.
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