Study: People Receiving Unemployment Insurance Work Harder To Find Jobs

A new study from Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC) debunks the prevailing conservative notion that Unemployment Insurance (UI) dissuades people from looking for a job. “On the contrary,” the report finds, “beneficiaries of federal UI benefits have spent more time searching for work than those who were ineligible for UI benefits.”

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1 thought on “Study: People Receiving Unemployment Insurance Work Harder To Find Jobs

  1. I’ve know people in both categories, those that were actually trying, and plenty that were racking up ‘attempts’. It is extremely easy to ‘look for work’ without intending to get a job. What would be a more valid statistic is how many suddenly found a job just when or right after benefits ran out.

    Shouldn’t be too hard to find statistics to support whatever position one prefers.

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