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June 2006, Vol. 129, No. 6
State UI job search rules and reemployment services
Christopher J. O’Leary
Senior Economist, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
This article reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily any position or viewpoint of the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
This article examines whether unemployment insurance (UI) requirements pertaining to job searches and UI mechanisms connecting claimants with reemployment services tend to shorten the duration of those claimants’ insured unemployment. Evidence is presented from a 2003 National Association of State Workforce Agencies survey of all State UI programs. Also presented is evidence about the effect of State UI policies and reemployment assistance on the duration of insured unemployment. Although the sizes of the estimated impacts differ, the consistent finding is that both UI work search requirements and UI reemployment services tend to shorten claimants’ duration of insured unemployment by speeding their return to work.
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