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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
FRBSF Economic Letter
Extended unemployment and UI benefits
Robert G. Valletta
Katherine Kuang
Abstract

During the current labor market downturn, unemployment duration has reached levels well above its previous highs. Analysis of unemployment data suggests that extended unemployment insurance benefits have not been important factors in the increase in the duration of unemployment or in the elevated unemployment rate.


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Robert G. Valletta & Katherine Kuang, "Extended unemployment and UI benefits" , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, FRBSF Economic Letter, number 12, 2010.
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Keywords: Unemployment ; Unemployment insurance
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