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Casey B. Mulligan: Who Gets Unemployment Benefits?

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ob seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters at a job fair hosted by Illinois State Senator Dan Kotowski and the Illinois Department of Employment Security on September 15, 2011 in Park Ridge, Illinois. | Getty

It’s commonly assumed that unemployed people not receiving unemployment benefits have been unlucky enough to go without a job for so long that their benefits have run out. But often more important are limited work histories and a low propensity to take benefits that are available.

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