Unemployment Insurance

Date of last comprehensive review: 5/28/2021

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State Waived one week waiting period for UI Reinstated one week waiting period for UI Waived work search requirement for UI Reinstated work search requirement for UI Expanded eligibility of unemployment insurance to anyone who is quarantined and/or taking care of someone who is quarantined Expanded eligibility for UI to high-risk individuals in preventative quarantine Expanded eligibility of UI to those who have lost childcare/school closures Extended the amount of time an individual can be on UI 2020 weekly unemployment insurance maximum amount (dollars) 2021 unemployment insurance maximum duration (weeks) Extended Benefits program activated Extended Benefits program deactivated Total Unemployment Rate at Extended Benefits program shutoff Total Unemployment Rate relative to prior year (%) 20-week Extended Benefits program activated 20-week Extended Benefits program deactivated Stopped participating in pandemic-related federal unemployment benefit programs UI Notes EB Notes
AlabamaMar 16, 202027514May 31, 2020Sep 26, 20207.025000Jun 19, 2021
UI Notes
AL - Work search requirement waived provided reasonable steps are taken to preserve ability to come back to job when quarantine is lifted or illness subsides
AlaskaMar 18, 202037026May 3, 2020----7/5/202012/12/2020Jun 12, 2021
ArizonaMar 20, 202024026Jun 14, 2020Dec 12, 20206.915000--
ArkansasMar 17, 202045116May 31, 2020Oct 17, 20207.520800--
CaliforniaMar 12, 202045026May 10, 2020----6/7/20200--
EB Notes
CA - 20-week EB activation date officially shows up on 7/12 notice
ColoradoMar 20, 202061826May 31, 2020Nov 28, 20206.525000--
Connecticut--64926Apr 26, 2020----8/2/202012/12/2020--
Delaware--40026May 24, 2020Jan 9, 20216.416010/11/202012/19/2020--
UI Notes
DE - Waiting period has been waived but date is unknown
District of ColumbiaMar 17, 202044426May 24, 2020----7/5/20201/16/2021--
UI Notes
DC - Work search requirement waived provided “reasonable expectation of continued employment with the current employer” regardless of whether a specific return date has been determined
EB Notes
DC - 20-week EB activation date officially shows up on 11/8 notice
FloridaMar 31, 202027519Jun 7, 2020Nov 7, 20208.729000--
Georgia--36526May 10, 2020Feb 6, 20215.31717/5/202010/10/2020--
HawaiiMar 16, 202064826May 17, 2020Mar 6, 202111.341900--
IdahoMar 27, 202044822May 24, 2020Aug 22, 20206.622800Jun 19, 2021
UI Notes
ID - Work search requirement waived provided “reasonable expectation of continued employment with the current employer” regardless of whether a specific return date has been determined
IllinoisMar 16, 202048426May 17, 2020----7/5/20201/16/2021--
EB Notes
IL - 20-week EB activation date officially shows up on 7/19 notice
IndianaMar 26, 202039026Jun 7, 2020Nov 14, 20206.821300Jun 19, 2021
Iowa--48126May 17, 2020Oct 31, 20205.921100Jun 12, 2021
KansasMar 31, 202048826Jun 7, 2020Dec 12, 20206.01947/5/202010/10/2020--
KentuckyMar 16, 202055226May 17, 2020Nov 28, 20206.81586/7/20209/12/2020--
EB Notes
KY - TUR is shown to be 6.8 at time of shutoff on 11/28 (This conflicts with the TUR activation trigger, may be a data presentation error, and should be investigated further); 20-week EB activation date officially shows up on 7/12 notice; Based on the more recent notices, EB deactivation date has been treated as occurring then since no recent active weeks appear
LouisianaMar 13, 202024726May 10, 2020Jan 23, 20218.616900--
MaineMar 15, 202044526May 10, 2020Nov 14, 20207.726600--
UI Notes
ME - Work search requirement waived provided the worker remains able and available for work and maintains contact with their employer
Maryland--43026May 31, 2020Dec 12, 20207.521400--
MassachusettsMar 18, 202082326May 3, 2020----7/5/20201/16/2021--
UI Notes
MA - Work search requirement waived so long as the claimant is on “standby” and takes reasonable measures to maintain contact with the employer
EB Notes
MA - 20-week EB activation date officially shows up on 11/22 notice
Michigan--36226Apr 26, 2020Apr 17, 20216.217211/8/20202/13/2021--
EB Notes
MI - TUR drops below 8 on 11/22 notice, but 20-week EB not said to deactivate (This may be a data presentation error and should be investigated further); Based on the more recent notices, 20-week EB deactivation date has been treated as not occurring yet
MinnesotaApr 6, 202074026May 3, 2020Dec 19, 20205.01528/2/202010/31/2020--
UI Notes
MN - Work search requirement only waived for those temporarily out of work
MississippiMar 21, 202023526May 17, 2020Dec 19, 20207.012500Jun 12, 2021
MissouriMar 18, 202032020May 31, 2020Oct 10, 20207.222500Jun 12, 2021
UI Notes
MO - Weekly work search requirement not required when recall date is within eight weeks of the temporary lay-off
MontanaMar 17, 202055228May 3, 2020Nov 14, 20205.816600--
UI Notes
MT - Work search requirement waived provided the worker stays in contact with the employer and returns to work when opportunity arises
NebraskaMar 17, 202044026Jun 14, 2020Sep 12, 20205.216800Jun 19, 2021
NevadaMar 18, 202046926May 3, 2020----6/7/20201/16/2021--
EB Notes
NV - 20-week EB activation date officially shows up on 8/16 notice
New HampshireMar 17, 202042726May 10, 2020Dec 5, 20205.52127/5/202010/10/2020Jun 19, 2021
New Jersey--71326May 3, 2020----7/5/20204/17/2021--
New MexicoMar 15, 202051126May 17, 2020----4/4/20210--
New YorkMar 12, 202050426May 3, 2020----7/5/20200--
UI Notes
NY - Eligibility for unemployment benefits due to lost child care only applies if worker remains able and available to work
EB Notes
NY - Complete EB shutoff expected to occur 1/30 according to 1/24 notice (TUR level indicates no shut off should occur); On the 1/31 notice it goes back up to 20-week EB activation (no shut off); TUR level at time of 1/16 notice conflicts with reported 20-week EB shutoff; Both dates should be checked; Based on the more recent notices, both EB deactivations dates have been treated as not occurring yet
North CarolinaMar 17, 202035016May 17, 2020Feb 20, 20216.21727/5/202010/10/2020--
EB Notes
NC - Complete EB shutoff on 12/26 is shown on 1/24 notice; On 1/31 notice, EB is shown to be active again but the program is set to shutoff on 2/20; This appears to be a data presentation error that should be investigated further; Based on the more recent notices, EB deactivation date has been treated as not occurring yet
North DakotaApr 1, 202061826May 31, 2020Oct 3, 20206.326300Jun 19, 2021
UI Notes
ND - Work search requirement suspended for those whose unemployment is related to COVID-19
OhioMar 16, 202064726May 10, 2020Dec 26, 20206.71636/7/202012/12/2020--
UI Notes
OH - Work search requirement waived only for those who are isolated or quarantined
EB Notes
OH - 20-week EB activation date officially shows up on 6/21 notice; Complete EB shutoff for 12/26 is shown on 1/17 notice (Notably, TUR is shown to be 6.7 at the time. This should be investigated further as to why.); Based on the more recent notices, EB deactivation date has been treated as occurring then since no recent active weeks appear
OklahomaMar 21, 202053926May 31, 2020Dec 12, 20205.717300--
UI Notes
OK - Work search requirement waived only if a return-to-work date has been determined
OregonNov 20, 202064826May 10, 2020Feb 20, 20216.41887/5/202012/12/2020--
PennsylvaniaMar 27, 202057226May 3, 2020----00--
Rhode IslandMar 12, 202073226Apr 26, 2020----6/7/20202/20/2021--
UI Notes
RI - Work search requirement waived only for those planning to return to the same job
South CarolinaMar 19, 202032620May 24, 2020Dec 12, 20205.32217/5/202010/10/2020--
South DakotaMar 28, 202041426------00--
EB Notes
SD - Extended Benefits have not activated at all (have not turned on since 1981)
TennesseeMar 19, 202027526May 31, 2020Nov 7, 20208.224100--
TexasMar 17, 202052126May 31, 2020Dec 26, 20207.82237/5/202010/10/2020--
EB Notes
TX - Complete EB shutoff on 12/26 is shown on 1/24 notice; Notably, the TUR is 7.8 at the time; This should be investigated further as to why; Based on the more recent notices, EB deactivation date has been treated as occurring then since no recent active weeks appear
UtahApr 26, 202058026Jun 28, 2020Sep 26, 20204.617700--
UI Notes
UT - Work search requirement waived only for those planning to return to the same job
VermontApr 15, 202051326May 3, 2020Dec 19, 20203.51467/5/202010/10/2020--
UI Notes
VT - Initial order issued on 3/13, but EO on VT gov site issued 4/15; Not clear if initial EO waived waiting period
VirginiaMar 17, 202037826May 31, 2020Nov 21, 20205.921900--
WashingtonMar 18, 202079026May 3, 2020Mar 13, 20216.21556/7/202012/12/2020--
UI Notes
WA - Work search requirement waived so long as the worker is on standby and takes reasonable measures to maintain contact with the employer
West VirginiaMar 19, 202042426May 3, 2020Dec 12, 20208.016000Jun 19, 2021
WisconsinApr 21, 202037026May 17, 2020Nov 7, 20206.318500--
UI Notes
WI - Eligibility for unemployment benefits due to lost child care requires that workers "report a work refusal and that they are not available for full-time work"; May not explicitly guarantee UI in this situation.
Wyoming--50826Jun 21, 2020Sep 19, 20207.119200Jun 19, 2021
UI Notes
WY - Work search requirement waived only if employer made temporary layoff and requests the employee be job-attached for up to 12 weeks
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