Unemployment works by having employers pay a percentage of their payroll into a fund administered by the state. This fund is then available to provide assistance to employees who lose their jobs. Learn how unemployment is not considered to be a permanent state withinformation from a family lawyer in this free video on unemployment. Expert: Robert Todd Bio: Robert Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, PA and Family Law Solutions. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
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The Works Progress Administration, later changed to Works Project, was President Roosevelt’s bold program to deal with long term unemployment caused by the Great Depression of the 1930’s. For eight years 1935-48 the WPA employed millions of people on thousands of projects across the country. Many of the projects that were built are still in use today.