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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
FRBSF Economic Letter
New highs in unemployment insurance claims
Aisling Cleary
Joyce Kwok
Robert G. Valletta
Abstract

Unemployment insurance benefits have been on an upward trend over the past two decades, partially reversing an earlier decline. The trend is associated with shifts toward a higher share of job losers among the unemployed and longer durations of unemployment, which may cause benefits to lapse for some recipients as labor market weakness persists.


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Aisling Cleary & Joyce Kwok & Robert G. Valletta, "New highs in unemployment insurance claims" , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, FRBSF Economic Letter, number 28, 2009.
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