Discussion Paper

Reemploying the Unemployed


Abstract: From March 14 to 28, roughly 9.9 million people (when seasonally adjusted) filed new claims for unemployment insurance across the country.1 That represents roughly 3 percent of the entire population of the United States actively filing for unemployment insurance in two weeks. In addition, the vast proportion of people who are eligible for unemployment insurance do not make a claim. During “normal” times, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 74 percent of unemployed workers do not file a claim, primarily because they think they are not eligible for unemployment insurance.

JEL Classification: J64; J21;

https://doi.org/10.29338/wc2020-03

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Part of Series: Workforce Currents

Publication Date: 2020-04-02

Number: 2020-03

Pages: 1