Midweek Video: Why It’s So Hard To Get Unemployment Benefits

The American unemployment system is not universal in its design. How did we get to where we are and why are some systems designed to fail people in need of financial support?

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.