A state-by-state look at unemployment benefits

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 3:14 PM

A state-by-state look at the maximum duration of benefits for people who file initial claims after Jan. 1, 2016, the number of people who received benefits in 2015, the total amount of benefits paid and the percent of the unemployed who received benefits in 2015:

?State Maximum Weeks of Benefits 2016 People Receiving Benefits 2015 Benefits Paid 2015 Percent of Unemployed Receiving Benefits

?Alabama 26 101,557 $204,977,602 18.2 percent

?Alaska 26 41,821 $123,460,581 36.6 percent

?Arizona 26 115,804 $290,381,061 16.9 percent

?Arkansas 20 89,121 $240,518,410 30.5 percent

?California 26 1,481,339 $5,456,325,870 32.5 percent

?Colorado 26 129,734 $535,969,686 26.5 percent

?Connecticut 26 184,853 $712,468,042 39.1 percent

?Delaware 26 26,437 $78,543,180 31.5 percent

?District of Columbia 26 32,290 $117,139,477 15.0 percent

?Florida 12 269,764 $518,071,340 12.0 percent

?Georgia 14 242,935 $420,882,157 13.9 percent

?Hawaii 26 34,456 $157,488,120 30.5 percent

?Idaho 26 47,910 $104,107,846 27.6 percent

?Illinois 26 491,362 $1,861,952,303 31.0 percent

?Indiana 26 137,070 $350,574,333 17.6 percent

?Iowa 26 134,661 $422,378,794 36.3 percent

?Kansas 16 85,404 $261,732,832 24.9 percent

?Kentucky 26 96,534 $339,150,250 23.2 percent

?Louisiana 26 79,661 $204,389,699 16.7 percent

?Maine 26 45,308 $117,992,637 29.0 percent

?Maryland 26 167,668 $574,118,089 26.2 percent

?Massachusetts 30 301,394 $1,524,059,653 42.5 percent

?Michigan 20 361,114 $826,572,215 26.2 percent

?Minnesota 26 200,247 $779,169,999 40.6 percent

?Mississippi 26 55,390 $102,871,141 17.3 percent

?Missouri 13 173,056 $337,601,309 21.6 percent

?Montana 28 39,564 $108,636,802 38.9 percent

?Nebraska 26 36,571 $86,814,131 25.7 percent

?Nevada 26 99,930 $359,603,389 27.4 percent

?New Hampshire 26 26,808 $67,636,762 19.5 percent

?New Jersey 26 446,526 $2,089,483,818 41.8 percent

?New Mexico 26 49,057 $189,277,313 21.8 percent

?New York 26 715,553 $2,426,793,648 34.2 percent

?North Carolina 13 155,305 $282,968,604 12.8 percent

?North Dakota 26 34,332 $170,402,575 37.5 percent

?Ohio 26 299,452 $977,451,509 23.5 percent

?Oklahoma 26 78,332 $344,855,622 26.8 percent

?Oregon 26 148,441 $524,116,736 30.4 percent

?Pennsylvania 26 601,762 $2,262,784,886 43.2 percent

?Rhode Island 26 48,869 $160,437,411 32.9 percent

?South Carolina 20 86,055 $156,610,923 12.7 percent

?South Dakota 26 10,069 $25,574,891 13.0 percent

?Tennessee 26 133,539 $279,141,953 14.8 percent

?Texas 26 646,062 $2,847,508,360 28.2 percent

?Utah 26 54,961 $174,427,517 21.2 percent

?Vermont 26 25,362 $73,059,734 38.7 percent

?Virginia 26 130,514 $405,356,456 15.2 percent

?Washington 26 252,331 $1,009,052,759 27.6 percent

?West Virginia 26 71,666 $228,311,949 29.6 percent

?Wisconsin 26 244,956 $584,994,842 36.1 percent

?Wyoming 26 21,133 $94,019,099 32.2 percent

Source: Information about the number and percent of people receiving benefits and the total benefits paid was prepared for The Associated Press by the Division of Fiscal and Actuarial Services in the Office of Unemployment Insurance of the U.S. Department of Labor.