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The 5 Most and Least Generous States for Unemployment Insurance

As Congress debates whether to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed, here's a look at what the program looks like in 10 states.

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Magny Laguerre sits with career specialist Sidalouise Charlotin as she helps him fill out a form for unemployment benefits in Miami.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Congress isn't any closer to extending unemployment insurance for Americans who have been out of work for over 26 weeks. Still, millions of people actively searching for jobs still depend on the funds from their respective states.

Here's a look at which states provide the most and least assistance to its unemployed residents, and how much money many of these people receive on a weekly basis, based on figures from the Labor Department.

 

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