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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:41 AM

Study: People on unemployment benefits find work faster than those who do not use it

The very common Republican/Tea Party talking point is that people use unemployment insurance and just wait out their 99 weeks or that it's a luxury they get rich off of. Really.

Outside of talking points, and into actual research, the opposite seems to be true.

* People on unemployment still feel like they are a valued part of the economy
* They are required to look for a job and they do more job searches than a person who does not use unemployment insurance
* They apply to jobs that they are qualified doing instead of the first job they find

Here's a new study pointing to some evidence of those very things:
http://www.nelp.org/page/-/UI/2012/Fact-Sheet-Unemployment-Insurance-Back-to-Work.pdf?nocdn=1

The safety net is not just some thing for the 'filthy and unwashed 47%', it's for our whole country. Republicans need to realize that.

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ck4829 Dec 2012 OP
tanyev Dec 2012 #1
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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:48 AM

1. Makes sense.

You get locked into some menial 40 hr a week job it's harder to be available for interviews on short notice and you have little free time left over for searching/filling out applications/submitting resumes/networking.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:50 AM

2. Du rec nt

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