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If you lost your job …

Intuition and conventional economic models suggest that unemployment benefits should decline over time to induce unemployed workers to seek jobs.
The Region , Volume 20 , Issue Jun , Pages 34-37, 50-53

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Jobless and benefits

FRBSF Economic Letter

A decomposition of shifts of the Beveridge curve

The apparent outward shift of the Beveridge curve?the empirical relationship between job openings and unemployment?has received much attention among economists and policymakers in the recent years with many analyses pointing to extended unemployment benefits as a reason behind the shift. However, other explanations have also been proposed for this shift, including worsening structural unemployment. ; If the increased availability of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to the long-term unemployed is responsible for the shift in the Beveridge curve, then allowing these benefits to expire ...
Public Policy Brief

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Unemployment insurance policy in New England: background and issues

Almost two-thirds of the states, and all the New England states except New Hampshire, have exhausted their unemployment insurance trust fund and borrowed from the federal government at least once during the past 35 years. Under such circumstances, states are required by law to raise unemployment insurance taxes in order to replenish their trust funds and to pay off their debts to the federal government. Since higher unemployment insurance taxes increase employer costs, replenishment forces states into a trade-off between economic competitiveness and trust fund adequacy. In recent years, ...
New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 3-22

Working Paper
Did Racially Motivated Labor Policy Reverse Equality Gains for Everyone?

Labor protection policies in the 1950s and 1960s helped many low- and middle-wage white workers in the United States achieve the American Dream. This coincided with historically low levels of inequality across income deciles. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, policies that had previously helped build the white middle class reversed, especially in states with a larger Black population. Calibrating a labor search model to match minimum wages, unemployment benefits, and bargaining power before and after the Civil Rights Act, I find declining labor protections explain half of the rise in 90/10 ...
Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Working Papers , Paper 090

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The recession of 2001 and unemployment insurance financing

Although the economic downturn of 2001 was one of the mildest of the past fifty years, between 2002-04, several large states experienced difficulties financing their unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Vroman discusses the recession's effects on states experiencing UI funding problems and the borrowing options available when state trust fund reserves are inadequate. Among his findings, Vroman concludes that all of the states that had to borrow had low trust fund balances at the end of December 2000-just before the recession began-and that funding problems have been concentrated among the ...
Economic Policy Review , Issue Aug , Pages 61-79

Journal Article
Unemployment insurance fraud

Concealed Earnings fraud accounts for almost two-thirds of the total overpayments due to all fraud.
Economic Synopses

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Research spotlight : Does unemployment insurance discourage work?

Econ Focus , Volume 12 , Issue Spr/Sum , Pages 6

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Unemployment benefits: how much money goes unclaimed?

Not all who are eligible to receive unemployment benefits actually collect them.
Economic Synopses

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Unemployment insurance: an old lesson for the new federalism?

An examination of America's unemployment insurance system, covering its origin and financing, its solvency problems, and the potential effects of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 as an example of what might be expected from defederalizing government programs.
Economic Commentary , Issue Apr



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