Table: The Wage Insurance Price Tag

IF THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS: 4.2% 4.9%

AND ELIGIBLE DISPLACED WORKERS TOTAL: 650,000 800,000

WAGE BENEFITS WOULD COST *: $2.6 $3.5 billion billion

* Replaces 50% of a worker's lost earnings, up to $20,000 annually

Data: Kletzer and Litan

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