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Table 7 Effects of UI benefit extensions on unemployment duration

From: Recent extensions of U.S. unemployment benefits: search responses in alternative labor market states

Panel A: Estimates for 10 Extra UI weeks based on Table3, Panel B, columns 4 and 8 (UI Eligibles, Duration >=26 Weeks)
  Expected duration (weeks) Difference (effect of 10 extra UI weeks)
  Observed exits Counterfactual exits  
Sample period:
2007-11 52.5 51.2 1.3
2000-04 45.3 43.7 1.6
  Panel B: Estimates from past research (UI administrative data)
Paper: Cited estimate Effect scaled for 10 extra UI weeks
Moffitt (1985) Table 4: duration up 0.16 weeks with 1-week extension 1.6
Katz and Meyer (1990) Abstract: duration up 0.16-0.20 weeks with 1-week extension 1.6-2.0
Card and Levine (2000) Abstract: duration up 1 week with 13-week extension 0.8
Jurajda and Tannery (2003) Fn. 35: duration up 1.87 weeks for 25-week extension 0.7
  1. Notes: Panel A based on estimated effects of 10 additional weeks of UI benefits on unemployment exits, from Table 3, Panel B, columns 4 (2007–11) and 8 (2000–04). See text for method.