Where Things Stand for the Unemployed

July 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

With the July jobs report due out tomorrow, we’ve updated our overview of unemployment insurance and our backgrounder on how many weeks of benefits are available across the country.

Workers in most states are eligible for up to 26 weeks of benefits from the regular state-funded unemployment compensation program, although eight states provide fewer weeks and two provide more.  Emergency Unemployment Compensation, a temporary federal program that provided additional weeks of benefits to workers who exhausted their regular state benefits before finding a job, expired at the end of 2013 and efforts to revive it have been unsuccessful so far.

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