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.
Your Preferred States
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- District of Columbia
- North Dakota
- West Virginia