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 SummaryBLS monthly report summarizing national statistics including total nonfarm payroll employment, the unemployment rate, demographic data, part-time employment, and selected industry data

         Unemployment Rate for StatesBLS monthly report from Local Area Unemployment statistics survey 

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

This page was prepared on August 29, 2014 for the 2014 version of the House Ways and Means Committee Green Book.