You will often hear in the news about the 99 weeks of unemployment extension benefits. While this is indeed the case in “most” states, some states offer fewer weeks of benefits.
The number of weeks available in your state depends on the jobless rate in your state. In addition, not all states offer Extended Benefits (“EB”), which kick in after your regular benefits, and Emergency Unemployment Compensation (“EUC”) expire.
Take a look at the chart below to find the number of weeks available in your state. (Data from Labor Department)
Do you think it’s fair that some states receive more weeks than others?
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