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Olga Pierce is the Deputy Data Editor. Previously, she was a reporter at ProPublica, specializing in data-driven stories. She is a winner of the 2011 Livingston Award for National Reporting and received an honorable mention for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, both for her reporting on increasing corporate interference in the drawing of congressional districts. She also shared 2011 Scripps Howard and Society of Business Editors and Writers awards as part of a team focusing on foreclosures. Olga has appeared on CBS News and C-SPAN, and her stories have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and the Hindustan Times in New Delhi.

She is a graduate of the Stabile Investigative Journalism Seminar at Columbia University, where she won a Horton Prize for health reporting. Olga is fluent in Czech and has a bachelor’s in international economics from Georgetown University.

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Do You Have Experience Dealing With Your State’s Unemployment Insurance System?

Unemployment Insurance Tracker

Tracking how long state unemployment insurance trust funds will hold up.

Two Dozen States’ Unemployment Funds in the Red, Nine More Within Six Months

So far 25 states have borrowed more than $25 billion to keep jobless benefits flowing, and the situation is deteriorating fast elsewhere.

Payroll Taxes Increase for Many Employers Across the U.S.

With the recession emptying unemployment insurance trust funds, many states are raising taxes on business owners.

How We Did the Math on Our Unemployment Insurance Tracker

Are You a Virginia Senior Who Gets Both Social Security and Unemployment Insurance?

What Health Care Reform Means for: ‘Young Invincibles’

Reform bills would require young people to have insurance coverage.

What Health Care Reform Means for: Medicaid Recipients

Reform bills would eliminate many disparities in the way states handle Medicaid.

What Health Care Reform Means for: Those Already Insured

What Health Care Reform Means for: The Underinsured

For those whose insurance policies carry high deductibles, the reform bills offer a chance to bring down the out-of-pocket costs

What Health Care Reform Means for: Medicare Programs

Proposals to reduce government subsidies of Medicare Advantage plans have participants worried about higher premiums.

What Health Care Reform Means For: Small Businesses

Tax credits and insurance exchanges would help small businesses help their employees.

In Face of Bankrupt Trust Funds, Virginia Cuts Unemployment Benefits, Nevada Weighs Options

Two more states join the list of those needing to borrow from the federal government to keep unemployment checks going out.

What Health Care Reform Means For: The Uninsured

Here's how the bills in Congress would affect a California woman who lost her job just when she badly needed her insurance.

Map: Is Your State’s Unemployment in Danger?

A state-by-state look at unemployment insurance trust funds, many of which are struggling.

Poor Unemployment Insurance Planning Adds Extra Burden to Conn., South Dakota Employers

With their states' unemployment trust funds depleted, businesses in Connecticut and South Dakota must pay a solvency tax.

Chart: Medicare Drug Plan Architects Now Drug Company Lobbyists

Medicare Drug Planners Now Lobbyists, With Billions at Stake

Some lawmakers and aides who were involved in establishing the Part D drug program are now working on behalf of the pharmaceutic

Alabama’s Unemployment Insurance Woes Have Roots in a Happier Time

Time catches up to Alabama's unemployment insurance trust fund, which becomes the latest to start borrowing.

State Unemployment Borrowing Tops $15 Billion

Minnesota is the latest state needing federal help to keep its unemployment system afloat.
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