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Unemployment

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Unemployment Data

State unemployment rates for April 2021 can be found here.

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Unemployment Database

NCSL tracks state unemployment legislation in a searchable database. Topics include benefits and eligibility, administration, taxes, solvency, federal requirements, workforce training or work-share programs.

Summit 2021

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

Unemployment

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Unemployment Insurance

Paid for by taxes on businesses based on the number of full-time employees, unemployment insurance allows for employees fired due to no fault of their own to receive a percentage of their income from the state for a maximum of 26 weeks.

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Work Share Programs

Work share programs let businesses temporarily reduce the hours of their employees, instead of laying them off during economic downturns, with the goal of reducing unemployment. Programs have been enacted in 28 states and D.C.

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Overview