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.

Magny Laguerre sits with career specialists Sidalouise Charlotin as she helps him fill out a form for unemployment benefits in Miami, Fla.
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Matt Vasilogambros
Jan. 15, 2014, 8:25 a.m.

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.

the 5 most and least gen­er­ous states for un­em­ploy­ment in­sur­ance | Cre­ate in­fograph­ics

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