General information related to Unemployment Insurance:
- COVID-19 Information for State Unemployment Insurance Agencies
- UI Directors' Guide
- UI DATA DASHBOARD WEBSITE (LOCATE & DOWNLOAD UI DATA)
- Unemployment Benefits Information for Federal Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown
- Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call Center Study Final Report
- UI Financing Technical Guide
- Weeks Claimed in All Programs (Expanded)
- Important Dates for Title XII Advances, Interest, Credit Reductions, and Relief
- Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
- Maximum Potential Weeks of UI Benefits for New Claimants
In addition to helping workers and their families, the Unemployment Insurance programs play a key role in helping businesses, communities, and the nation's economy. It was created in 1935 in response to the Great Depression, when millions of people lost jobs. These people couldn't buy goods or services, which contributed to more layoffs.
Since then, the program has continued to help cushion the impact of economic downturns and bring economic stability to communities, states, and the nation by providing temporary income support for laid-off workers.