ERIC Number: ED073305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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What Happens to People When They Exhaust Weekly Unemployment Compensation Benefits? A Study of the Characteristics of 396 Exhaustees as to: Labor Force Studies; Welfare Status; Age, Sex and Occupation.
Vermont State Employment Service, Montpelier. Dept. of Employment Security.
This study was initiated to provide the Vermont Employment Service with facts pertaining to the characteristics of unemployment compensation benefit exhaustees and their labor force participation once their benefit entitlements were exhausted. To obtain the necessary data, 686 exhaustees were contacted and informed of the availability of short-term employment under the Supplementary Training and Employment Program (STEP). Responses were registered on questionnaires completed by interviewers whenever exhaustees made contact with a local office. A series of three notifications were given concerning the STEP program in order to increase participation. Analysis of 393 usable returns revealed that: (1) 54 percent of the claimants were males and 46 percent were females, (2) 56.6 percent were skilled in blue collar or industrial occupations, (3) 60.6 percent were 45 years of age or older, (4) 16.5 percent were employed full-time subsequent to exhausting benefits, (5) 24.8 percent were unemployed but not looking for work with 62.2 percent indicating retirement as a reason for nonparticipation, (6) 38.7 percent were unemployed and seeking full-time work while 12.7 percent were unemployed and seeking part-time work, (7) 10.6 percent were receiving welfare payments, (8) 7.3 percent were employed part-time, and (9) 52.4 percent were primary wage earners. (SN)
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Authoring Institution: Vermont State Employment Service, Montpelier. Dept. of Employment Security.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont