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Interim Evaluation Report shows promising evidence for the Nevada RESEA program

March 15, 2024

In January 2021, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation contracted Actus to conduct a third-party evaluation of the Federal-funded Nevada RESEA (Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment) program and the state-funded REANV (Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment) program.

The primary objective of the evaluation is to conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) impact study to assess the effectiveness of the two programs in: 1) assisting Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants in securing employment and improving their earnings, and 2) reducing the number of UI benefit weeks and total benefit amounts collected.

The Interim Report presents preliminary findings based on data halfway through the evaluation period. Notably, these preliminary findings show that the two programs:

  • Increased the receipt of job counseling services and direct job referrals for participants.

  • Reduced average UI duration by 1.8 weeks.

  • Led to an average $586 in UI savings per participant. 

  • Increased the employment rate in quarter 1 after program entry by 4.7 percentage points.

  • Increased quarter 1 earnings by $205.

These preliminary findings are promising because they show that the two programs are effective in delivering services to UI claimants and facilitating improvements in their reemployment outcomes.

Click here for the full Interim Report.

Click here for the interim results infographic.

Click here to learn more about this project.

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