Why are many jobless workers not applying for benefits?
June, 2000, Vol. 123, No. 6
Stephen A. Wandner
Economist, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor.
Research analyst, formerly with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor.
More than half of those meeting the official definition of unemployment do not file for unemployment insurance benefits either because they think they are not eligible or because they are optimistic about finding a job.
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