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Workers dig to clear cement and soil to rebuild a footpath at the Times Square in New York on May 5, 2016. An increase in layoffs pushed US claims for unemployment insurance higher last week but the jobs market remains tight, Labor Department data showed. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Workers dig to clear cement and soil to rebuild a footpath at the Times Square in New York on May 5, 2016. An increase in layoffs pushed US claims for unemployment insurance higher last week but the jobs market remains tight, Labor Department data showed. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

As job loss due to trade deals continues to be a campaign issue, Here & Now's Robin Young speaks to University of California San Diego economist Gordon Hanson about how we incentivize unemployed workers to stay unemployed, and what safety net options are out there.

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This segment aired on May 19, 2016.

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