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Unemployment Benefits: What If You Quit?
To collect unemployment benefits, employees must be out of work through no fault of their own. Workers who lose their jobs in a layoff are clearly eligible for benefits, as are most employees who are fired for reasons other than serious misconduct.

Debt and Unemployment: Is Global Capitalism Responsible? – Part II
MEDFORD: Economists have declared the US recession to be over, yet a deep gloom hangs like a miasma over the country. The reason: Stubborn near double-digit unemployment remains, much of it long-term. Economists with the Obama administration officials …
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Black Women Slammed by Unemployment Cuts
On December 30 th, 1.3 million Americans saw an end to “long-term” unemployment benefits. The 113 th Congress allowed these emergency benefits to expire before taking a holiday recess. And while all Americans collecting long-term – longer than 26 …
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Insights on unemployment, unemployment insurance, and mental health
This paper contributes to the growing literature on the relationship between business cycles and mental health. It is one of the first applications in the economics literature to incorporate data on web searches from Google Insights for Search, and these …