UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

State-By-State Unemployment Guides

Unemployment Insurance is short-term, financial assistance that each state provides to workers that become totally or partially unemployed through no fault of their own.

Each state has an organization that administers its program. The eligibility requirements and benefits vary from state to state.

Where do you work?

You typically file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in the state where you perform your work. In some cases, that can differ from the location of your employer. For example, if you work remotely from your home state and your employer’s physical office is a different state, you will generally file for UI in the state where you performed the work (your home state).

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming