New Fed Study On Unemployment Benefits

If the North Carolina experience with unemployment benefits was not convincing enough for naysayers, a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis finds that the expiration of unemployment benefits in December 2013 may have reduced unemployment in early 2014.  No surprise here, but worth noting.

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  1. Dale says:

    The key is convincing this government that is actually works. They want to help the disadvantaged, well help them by incentivizing them to go to the job market.

  2. Steve says:

    This is a perfect example of how the problem of perverse incentives can begin to be mitigated. Paying people not to work incentives such behavior. Not doing so forces them to make decisions that may be tough, but are nonetheless necessary to achieving a productive society.

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