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September 1995, Vol. 118, No. 9

Trends in unemployment insurance benefits

Daniel P. McMurrer and Amy B. Chasanov
Policy Analysts, Advisory Council of Unemployment Compensation

The share of the unemployed receiving unemployment insurance declined slowly, but consistently, starting in the 1940's, dropped dramatically during the 1980-84 period, and remains low. This article examines trends in regular State unemployment insurance programs, as well as changes in receipt of unemployment insurance benefits.

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