Jobseeker claims – comparing characteristics and outcomes for casual and full claimants

This paper examines the subset of part-time workers in receipt of a partial jobseekers payment. Where eligibility criteria are satisfied, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection pays partial jobseeker payment to those who are in part-time employment and seeking full-time work. These workers are situated between full jobseeker claims and full-time employment.
This paper examines the trends in the numbers involved, and puts these in the context of survey data on overall trends in part-time employment, in particular part-time underemployment.
Finally, the analysis compares recipients of these partial jobseekers payment to all recipients of jobseeker payments. After identifying demographic and labour market characteristics on 31 December 2015, labour market outcomes are calculated and compared one year later.

This paper can be viewed here.

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