Maximum Weeks of State Unemployment Insurance Benefits Available


Great graphic from the CBPP on unemployment insurance benefit duration (in weeks) by state. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are state administered and generally most workers are eligible for up to 26 weeks. Two states that provide more than this – Montana (28 weeks) and Massachusetts (30 weeks). However there are 8 states that provide fewer than this, so not the best places to be unemployed. There are also no longer any federal benefits available with the expiry of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. For more details on maximum state UI benefit amounts and websites see this article.


maximum number of weeks of unemployment insurance benefits available in each state.

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