Where Things Stand for the Unemployed

January 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Table updated May 1

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.

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Chad Stone is Chief Economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where he specializes in the economic analysis of budget and policy issues. You can follow him on Twitter @ChadCBPP.

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3 Comments Add Yours ↓

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  1. Ruth Brittian #

    When are they going to decide on the EUB? Is there a dead line? It has been four months now.

    • Chad Stone #

      It’s now up to the House of Representatives. The Senate passed a retroactive extension that runs through May, but the House has not yet brought the bill up for consideration.

  2. Herme Santiago #

    What is the current bill and its status? For the unemploymebt insurane issue?

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