Unemployment Insurance Links to Additional Resources

Federal Laws

Relevant Federal Statutes

State Resources

The following sources highlight state and regional unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and programs.

·         Comparison of State Unemployment Compensation Laws

·         Regions & States (State and local contacts, state and local resources)

Statistics and Data

The following sources represent selected federal agency statistics and databases on unemployment insurance program statistics (such as weekly claimants), unemployment trends, and demographic data. 

Employment and Training AdministrationDepartment of Labor

·         Unemployment Insurance, Program Statistics, Links to various program statistics and types of financial information

·         UI Weekly Claims, Data available for the regular UC program, Extended Benefits program, and the EUC08 program

·         UI Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed, Demographic data including age, gender, race/ethnicity, and industry

·         UI ChartbookUnemployment trend data for the U.S. and each state beginning with data from 1967

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor

·         Employment Situation Summary, BLS monthly report summarizing national statistics including the total nonfarm payroll employment, the unemployment rate, demographic data, part-time employment, and selected industry data

·         Unemployment Rate for States, BLS monthly report from Local Area Unemployment statistics survey 

·         Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary, BLS monthly report on state and regional unemployment statistics


This page was prepared on October 3, 2012 for the 2012 version of the House Ways and Means Committee Green Book.