Where Things Stand for the Unemployed
Table updated April 18
With December’s expiration of emergency federal jobless benefits, only regular state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are available to qualifying workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. As a result, the maximum number of weeks of benefits fell to 26 in most states (eight states provide fewer weeks and two provide more).
This map and table show the number of weeks available in each state, along with the state’s three-month average unemployment rate. Click here for state-by-state figures on the nearly 5 million workers who have already lost emergency unemployment benefits or will run out of regular benefits through the end of 2014 and not receive emergency benefits if policymakers don’t restart the program.