Public Use Data for Effects of Relaxing the Job Search Requirement on Job Match Quality

Release Date: January 2015
Time Period of Data Collection: 1986–97
Brief Description: Administrative data: 1986–87 Washington Alternative Work Search experiment (merged with nine years of follow-up administrative wage records)
Geographic Coverage: State
Study Populations: Unemployed
Unit(s) of Observation: Individuals
Topics: Unemployment Insurance
Research method: Randomized Controlled Trial
Sampling Method: Random Assignment. All eligible UI claimants at the Tacoma Employment Service Center between July 1986 and August 1987 were randomly assigned to a control group, which imposed a standard work search requirement, or to an exception reporting (ER) treatment group, which effectively eliminated the work search requirement.

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