Institute Work

The Institute conducts leading research, studies best practices, and develops practical solutions in the areas of unemployment insurance, workforce development, retirement income, and public assistance. The Institute assists states with policy and program design and implementation. The Institute also publishes opportunity reports that provide a vital source of information for state and local officials who want to know how their workforce and public assistance programs compare to those in other areas and what they can do to improve.

Our Mission
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The Institute was founded with the goal of Full Employment – universal access to jobs with career potential for all who can work, so they can avoid the many poverties of unemployment. The Institute currently researches and develops effective public assistance, employment, and retirement policies.

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The Institute works through a group of nationally recognized experts to consult with states, counties or private organizations that wish to implement or improve upon their programs to help people achieve financial self-sufficiency.

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The Institute publishes various report, papers and case studies periodically. These are designed to capture best practices and new concepts. Its Unemployment Insurance State Opportunity Reports are produced bi-annually and examine key metrics for state programs.