Unemployment Insurance: Federal
Author: Jayne Zanglein, Western Carolina University
- Unemployment insurance provides benefits to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. See Unemployment Insurance Overview.
- Employers must comply with the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in conjunction with applicable state unemployment insurance laws. See Unemployment Insurance Overview.
- Individual states establish eligibility requirements for unemployment insurance. See Eligibility.
- Individual states establish rules around filing claims, disqualification and benefits. See Filing Claims, Disqualification and Benefits.
The following states have additional requirements for this topic under applicable state law.
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