As the coronavirus continues to keep businesses closed across the country, the nation’s unemployment rate remains high. As of the end of January 2021, more than 18 million people were collecting some form of unemployment. This figure includes the millions of employees who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and the steps state and local governments have taken to contain it, from orders shutting down nonessential businesses to shelter-in-place restrictions, school closures, and more. It also includes millions of gig workers, contractors, and self-employed people who are collecting unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
To learn more about unemployment programs in your state, select it from the list below.
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Find out where you need to go to apply for unemployment benefits in your state and how to get help with the application process.
To qualify for unemployment benefits in State, you must meet a minimum earnings requirement and you must be unemployed through no fault of your own.