From the "Who's Surprised?" Category
by Michael Fox
According to a report from the SP3 Consulting group:
Unemployed individuals who are collecting unemployment insurance (UI) benefits stay out of work more than twice as long as the unemployed who don’t collect benefits. That’s the finding in the study recently given to the U.S. Congress by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The whole report, Unemployment Benefits: Factors Associated with Benefit Receipt
, has some other interesting facts you might want to check out if you think your unemployment tax rate is getting a little high.