Unemployment and State Employment Laws and Legislation


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State unemployment legislation from the current legislative session is available in a searchable database. You may search by state, bill number, author, status or keyword, or track all unemployment-related bills by leaving the search boxes blank. You also can track specific issues, by selecting a topic, including benefits and eligibility, administration, taxes, solvency, federal requirements, workforce training or workshare programs.

NCSL Main Unemployment Page

New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.

Bills may appear twice in carry over states. In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.

For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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