Promote the Sustainability of Unemployment Insurance by Linking the Duration of Benefits to the State's Average Unemployment Rate
|Category:||Wage and Labor|
|Sponsor:||Representative Dick Bradstreet, House 80|
|Bill #:||LD 1260|
Representative Bradstreet of Vassalboro would rename the Employment Security Law the Reemployment Assistance Program and establishes the maximum amount of unemployment benefits at 12 weeks if the State's average unemployment rate is 5.5% or below, with an additional week added for every 0.5% the rate is above 5.5% to a maximum of 20 weeks of benefits.