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Project

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Study

Market
Workforce Development Practice Areas
Services
Research Services
Program Evaluations
Client
U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration
Expertise
Survey Research and Data Collection
Applied Research Studies
Quantitative Data Analysis
Process Evaluations and Qualitative Research

The objective of this five-year study was to provide the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) with a series of research studies on issues related to the operation and use of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. To support this work, IMPAQ staff collected, processed, and created analytical files for UI administrative and wage record data from 17 states.  Using this data set, IMPAQ conducted analyses and prepared research papers on the following topics:  new policy opportunities for unemployment insurance, the effects of weeks of eligibility for unemployment insurance on benefit duration and exhaustion, trends in U.S. unemployment and the structure of the American labor market, characteristics of unemployed workers and UI recipients, unemployment insurance benefits in the CPS supplements, macro-economic impacts of unemployment insurance, and repeat use of UI benefits.