continue to persist even as improved models for profiling are developed. Two types of errors will continue to be present: some predicted to exhaust will not do so and some predicted not to exhaust will exhaust.
Although profiling is comparatively new, it can be useful for identifying the potential long-term unemployed and for deciding how to allocate resources in order to increase the likelihood of reemployment. Statistical scoring procedures in Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States were described, and questions were posed regarding aspects of profiling. Given the increased interest in profiling, it is clear that utilization of profiling will increase. This is appropriate since long- term unemployment and long-term UC recipiency are a pervasive phenomena throughout the OECD-20 and CEE-FSU countries.