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Do Job Search Rules and Reemployment Services Reduce Insured Unemployment?

Christopher O'Leary and Stephen A. Wandner ()
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Stephen A. Wandner: U.S. Department of Labor

No 05-112, Upjohn Working Papers from W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Abstract: This paper summarizes state unemployment insurance job search policies based on a recent survey of states by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. It then reviews research results on the effects of reemployment services on durations of insured unemployment. The paper documents how state administrative practices have changed and questions whether these changes may have affected monitoring of claimant compliance with work search requirements. Since state policies on job search and service referral can affect insured durations of unemployment, these policies can also affect the measured total unemployment rate. This paper reflects the opinions of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the positions or viewpoints of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research or the U.S. Department of Labor.

Keywords: unemployment insurance; work test; job search assistance; reemployment; public employment service (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H23 H43 I18 J65 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-05
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