Use of Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services by Newly Unemployed Leavers from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
O'Leary, Christopher J.; Kline, Kenneth; of W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
This study examines participation in Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Employment Services (ES) by adults who received cash welfare benefits through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Among those who leave TANF for employment the study measures the rates of subsequent unemployment, application for UI, eligibility for and receipt of UI benefits, and the use of Wagner-Peyser funded ES. The study also investigates the correlations between UI and ES services receipt with reemployment and future independence from TANF. The analysis is based on person level administrative program records from four of the nine most populated states between 1997 and 2003.