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Are persons who have registered to participate in short-term employment promotion programs, but have not yet found work, considered unemployed?Yes. A person is considered unemployed as long as he or she meets the three conditions of "having no work but wishing to work," "currently searching for work or have searched for work but waiting for the results," and "can begin to work at any time." Participation in short-term employment promotion programs is one of many methods of searching for work. As a consequence, persons who have registered for such a program and have not yet found work must still be considered unemployed while they wait for results or otherwise search for job opportunities.