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Policy responses to long-term unemployment

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Mishel testifiesOn June 10, 2010, EPI President Lawrence Mishel told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support that the jobs crisis remains catastrophic and that “a better safety net” is needed to provide support to the long-term unemployed.

He said that safety net spending was effective fiscal stimulus that immediately put money back into the economy, and stressed that job creation efforts are complimentary to deficit reduction.