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Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 05-112

**Published Version**

In Monthly Labor Review 129(6): 27-37 (2006).




This paper summarizes state unemployment insurance job search policies based on a recent survey of states by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. It then reviews research results on the effects of reemployment services on durations of insured unemployment. The paper documents how state administrative practices have changed and questions whether these changes may have affected monitoring of claimant compliance with work search requirements. Since state policies on job search and service referral can affect insured durations of unemployment, these policies can also affect the measured total unemployment rate.

Issue Date

May 2005

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics; UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Unemployment insurance; Benefits and duration; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Labor exchange; Public training programs; WIA, JTPA, and CETA


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O'Leary, Christopher J. and Stephen A. Wandner. 2005. "Do Job Search Rules and Reemployment Services Reduce Insured Unemployment?" Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 05-112. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/wp05-112