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The 50 U.S. states—plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—offer a wide range of unemployment-insurance dollars to recipients, from Puerto Rico's $133 weekly maximum to Massachusetts' $900. They also use different methods to determine who is eligible to collect: In South Dakota, 18% of the jobless receive benefits, compared with 69% in Idaho.

"States have different cultures around providing benefits," says Maurice Emsellem, policy director of the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group for low-wage workers in Washington. "Some work to help people get [unemployment benefits], while others look for ways to deny them."

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Mississippi joins Puerto Rico on the low end of the spectrum. Its weekly maximum is $210, with weekly payments averaging $180.77 going to about a quarter of that state's jobless. In South Dakota and Texas, just 18% and 20% of the unemployed receive benefits, respectively. That compares with Massachusetts' average weekly benefit of $383.77 to 57% of its jobless workers, or Hawaii's $414.17 average weekly payment and 42% recipient rate.

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10 States With the Highest Weekly Maximum Benefit

1. Massachusetts

Unemployment rate: 5.9%

Weekly benefit maximum: $600-$900

Average weekly benefit: $383.77

Benefits recipient rate: 57%

2. Rhode Island

Unemployment rate: 9.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $513-$641

Average weekly benefit: $357.41

Benefits recipient rate: 43%

3. Connecticut

Unemployment rate: 6.6%

Weekly benefit maximum: $501-$576

Average weekly benefit: $310.80

Benefits recipient rate: 45%

4. New Jersey

Unemployment rate: 6.1%

Weekly benefit maximum: $560

Average weekly benefit: $366.34

Benefits recipient rate: 57%

5. Pennsylvania

Unemployment rate: 6.1%

Weekly benefit maximum: $539-$547

Average weekly benefit: $325.06

Benefits recipient rate: 58%

6. Minnesota

Unemployment rate: 6.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $351-$538

Average weekly benefit: $335.99

Benefits recipient rate: 39%

7. Hawaii

Unemployment rate: 4.9%

Weekly benefit maximum: $523

Average weekly benefit: $414.17

Benefits recipient rate: 42%

8. Washington

Unemployment rate: 6.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $515

Average weekly benefit: $357.03

Benefits recipient rate: 34%

9. Illinois

Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $369-$511

Average weekly benefit: $297.07

Benefits recipient rate: 38%

10. Maine

Unemployment rate: 6.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $331-$496

Average weekly benefit: $266.42

Benefits recipient rate: 31%

10 States With the Lowest Weekly Maximum Benefit

1. Mississippi

Unemployment rate: 7.2%

Weekly benefit maximum: $210

Average weekly benefit: $180.77

Benefits recipient rate: 25%

2. Alabama

Unemployment rate: 6.1%

Weekly benefit maximum: $235

Average weekly benefit: $194.54

Benefits recipient rate: 35%

3. Arizona

Unemployment rate: 6.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $240

Average weekly benefit: $214.86

Benefits recipient rate: 29%

4. Louisiana

Unemployment rate: 5.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $258

Average weekly benefit: $209.68

Benefits recipient rate: 28%

5. Tennessee

Unemployment rate: 6.9%

Weekly benefit maximum: $275

Average weekly benefit: $220.03

Benefits recipient rate: 28%

6. Florida

Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $275

Average weekly benefit: $236.29

Benefits recipient rate: 32%

7. South Dakota

Unemployment rate: 3.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $285

Average weekly benefit: $230.21

Benefits recipient rate: 18%

8. Nebraska

Unemployment rate: 3.7%

Weekly benefit maximum: $298

Average weekly benefit: $238.51

Benefits recipient rate: 32%

9. Alaska

Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $248-$320

Average weekly benefit: $200.02

Benefits recipient rate: 48%

10. Missouri

Unemployment rate: 6.7%

Weekly benefit maximum: $320

Average weekly benefit: $242.68

Benefits recipient rate: 30%

http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/artic...-State-by-State


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When I was briefly unemployed here in Cali, the payments were bi-monthly, but if I remember correctly, they were as much or more than those that made the top list. I'd have to look at my records though.

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When I was briefly unemployed here in Cali, the payments were bi-monthly, but if I remember correctly, they were as much or more than those that made the top list. I'd have to look at my records though.

This is the data they have for Kali-forn-eye-A.

Unemployment rate: 8.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $450

Average weekly benefit: $306.33

Benefits recipient rate: 39%


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When I was briefly unemployed here in Cali, the payments were bi-monthly, but if I remember correctly, they were as much or more than those that made the top list. I'd have to look at my records though.

This is the data they have for Kali-forn-eye-A.

Unemployment rate: 8.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $450

Average weekly benefit: $306.33

Benefits recipient rate: 39%

Ah, ok.

BTW, the state will be handing out IOU's for tax fund recipients due to the huge deficit and no agreed budget. If mine isn't too much, I might just tell them to keep mine.

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If mine isn't too much, I might just tell them to keep mine.

Why would you do that? It's insurance, it's not a handout. You've been paying premiums all along.

I'm talking about any state income tax refund that I might have coming to me. The state is in such dire shape, I'd rather they keep it then go further into debt.

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It costs an arm and a leg to live in California and they only have a max of $450 a week :blink:


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When I was briefly unemployed here in Cali, the payments were bi-monthly, but if I remember correctly, they were as much or more than those that made the top list. I'd have to look at my records though.

Those are weekly but usually are paid bi-weekly. That list is correct.


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What are you gonna do????????????? Can the Barry Express save us all???????? Let us pray to the Messiah now! At Last count he was promising now 4 million new jobs created by him. We shall see. We Shall see. :whistle:

The 50 U.S. states—plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—offer a wide range of unemployment-insurance dollars to recipients, from Puerto Rico's $133 weekly maximum to Massachusetts' $900. They also use different methods to determine who is eligible to collect: In South Dakota, 18% of the jobless receive benefits, compared with 69% in Idaho.

"States have different cultures around providing benefits," says Maurice Emsellem, policy director of the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group for low-wage workers in Washington. "Some work to help people get [unemployment benefits], while others look for ways to deny them."

...

Mississippi joins Puerto Rico on the low end of the spectrum. Its weekly maximum is $210, with weekly payments averaging $180.77 going to about a quarter of that state's jobless. In South Dakota and Texas, just 18% and 20% of the unemployed receive benefits, respectively. That compares with Massachusetts' average weekly benefit of $383.77 to 57% of its jobless workers, or Hawaii's $414.17 average weekly payment and 42% recipient rate.

...

10 States With the Highest Weekly Maximum Benefit

1. Massachusetts

Unemployment rate: 5.9%

Weekly benefit maximum: $600-$900

Average weekly benefit: $383.77

Benefits recipient rate: 57%

2. Rhode Island

Unemployment rate: 9.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $513-$641

Average weekly benefit: $357.41

Benefits recipient rate: 43%

3. Connecticut

Unemployment rate: 6.6%

Weekly benefit maximum: $501-$576

Average weekly benefit: $310.80

Benefits recipient rate: 45%

4. New Jersey

Unemployment rate: 6.1%

Weekly benefit maximum: $560

Average weekly benefit: $366.34

Benefits recipient rate: 57%

5. Pennsylvania

Unemployment rate: 6.1%

Weekly benefit maximum: $539-$547

Average weekly benefit: $325.06

Benefits recipient rate: 58%

6. Minnesota

Unemployment rate: 6.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $351-$538

Average weekly benefit: $335.99

Benefits recipient rate: 39%

7. Hawaii

Unemployment rate: 4.9%

Weekly benefit maximum: $523

Average weekly benefit: $414.17

Benefits recipient rate: 42%

8. Washington

Unemployment rate: 6.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $515

Average weekly benefit: $357.03

Benefits recipient rate: 34%

9. Illinois

Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $369-$511

Average weekly benefit: $297.07

Benefits recipient rate: 38%

10. Maine

Unemployment rate: 6.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $331-$496

Average weekly benefit: $266.42

Benefits recipient rate: 31%

10 States With the Lowest Weekly Maximum Benefit

1. Mississippi

Unemployment rate: 7.2%

Weekly benefit maximum: $210

Average weekly benefit: $180.77

Benefits recipient rate: 25%

2. Alabama

Unemployment rate: 6.1%

Weekly benefit maximum: $235

Average weekly benefit: $194.54

Benefits recipient rate: 35%

3. Arizona

Unemployment rate: 6.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $240

Average weekly benefit: $214.86

Benefits recipient rate: 29%

4. Louisiana

Unemployment rate: 5.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $258

Average weekly benefit: $209.68

Benefits recipient rate: 28%

5. Tennessee

Unemployment rate: 6.9%

Weekly benefit maximum: $275

Average weekly benefit: $220.03

Benefits recipient rate: 28%

6. Florida

Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $275

Average weekly benefit: $236.29

Benefits recipient rate: 32%

7. South Dakota

Unemployment rate: 3.4%

Weekly benefit maximum: $285

Average weekly benefit: $230.21

Benefits recipient rate: 18%

8. Nebraska

Unemployment rate: 3.7%

Weekly benefit maximum: $298

Average weekly benefit: $238.51

Benefits recipient rate: 32%

9. Alaska

Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Weekly benefit maximum: $248-$320

Average weekly benefit: $200.02

Benefits recipient rate: 48%

10. Missouri

Unemployment rate: 6.7%

Weekly benefit maximum: $320

Average weekly benefit: $242.68

Benefits recipient rate: 30%

http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/artic...-State-by-State

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