Unemployment Benefits By State – 2014Unemployment Benefit Guides By State



Every state in the United States has an unemployment insurance program designed to provide unemployment benefits to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Unemployment benefits are calculated based on the amount you earned at your job prior to being laid off, and each state has a maximum weekly payment that can be issued.

The chart below lists the maximum weekly payments and maximum amount of weeks unemployment can be claimed (including emergency unemployment extensions).

Find your state for a detailed guide on applying for, and claiming, unemployment benefits.


Comparison of Unemployment Benefits By State
Alabama Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $255.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Alabama

Alaska Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $370.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Alaska

Arizona Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $240.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Arizona

Arkansas Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $431.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Arkansas

California Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $450.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in California

Colorado Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $475.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Colorado

Connecticut Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $594.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Connecticut

Delaware Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $330.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Delaware

Florida Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $275.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Florida

Georgia Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $330.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Georgia

Hawaii Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $545.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Hawaii

Idaho Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $363.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Idaho

Illinois Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $534.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Illinois

Indiana Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $390.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Indiana

Iowa Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $443.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Iowa

Kansas Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $423.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Kansas

Kentucky Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $415.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Kentucky

Louisiana Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $284.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Louisiana

Maine Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $516.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Maine

Maryland Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $380.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Maryland

Massachusetts Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $942.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Massachusetts

Michigan Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $362.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Michigan

Minnesota Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $566.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Minnesota

Mississippi Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $230.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Mississippi

Missouri Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $320.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Missouri

Montana Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $407.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Montana

Nebraska Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $308.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Nebraska

Nevada Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $393.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Nevada

New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $427.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in New Hampshire

New Jersey Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $584.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in New Jersey

New Mexico Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $459.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in New Mexico

New York Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $405.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in New York

North Carolina Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $494.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in North Carolina

North Dakota Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $406.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in North Dakota

Ohio Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $503.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Ohio

Oklahoma Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $409.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Oklahoma

Oregon Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $482.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Oregon

Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $566.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Pennsylvania

Rhode Island Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $660.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Rhode Island

South Carolina Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $326.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in South Carolina

South Dakota Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $298.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in South Dakota

Tennessee Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $275.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Tennessee

Texas Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $392.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Texas

Utah Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $444.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Utah

Vermont Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $425.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Vermont

Virginia Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $378.00
Weeks of Benefits – 72 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Virginia

Washington Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $541.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Washington

District of Columbia Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $359.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in District of Columbia

West Virginia Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $424.00
Weeks of Benefits – 59 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in West Virginia

Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $363.00
Weeks of Benefits – 79 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Wisconsin

Wyoming Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Payment – $415.00
Weeks of Benefits – 46 weeks

» Learn how to file for unemployment in Wyoming