Intervention

Reducing unemployment

The Behavioral Insights Team attempted to use behavioral nudges at a job center to increase the rate at which people find jobs. These nudges included discussing a new job early, implementing commitment devices that outline the tasks the job seeker will perform, and increasing psychological resilience in a variety of ways. Job seekers who went through this program were 15-20% more likely to find a job within 13 weeks.

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