New Estimates Show State-By-State Breakdown of 72,000 Additional Americans to Lose Unemployment Insurance Each Week

Dec 30, 2013

WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Democrats today released new estimates showing how many additional people in every state will lose their unemployment benefits each week that the federal program remains expired. On Saturday, 1.3 million people nationwide lost their federal unemployment insurance. In the first six months of 2014, an additional 1.9 million Americans will lose their coverage as they exhaust their state benefits and are unable to receive federal unemployment insurance – with 72,000 losing their benefits each week during the first half of 2014. The figures are based on Department of Labor data.

In Texas, more than 4,000 additional people will lose their benefits, on average, each week going forward. In Illinois, an additional 3,400 state residents, on average, will lose their unemployment insurance each week. The full state-by-state estimates are below.

The federal program, which expired Saturday, provided up to 47 weeks of federal benefits on top of state benefits – for a maximum of 73 weeks of state and federal unemployment insurance.

“The clock is ticking each week for tens of thousands of additional Americans who are slated to lose their coverage and add to the more than 1.3 million people who have already been cut off from this basic assistance for job seekers,” said Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI). “Every day, the urgency increases for additional Americans looking for work and those who have already lost this vital lifeline.”

STATE

Number Who Were Cut Off UI on Dec. 28

Additional Number Losing UI 
Each Week During First Half of 2014

AK

4,300

431

AL

12,036

723

AR

9,300

654

AZ

17,100

865

CA

213,793

12,531

CO

20,237

1123

CT

23997

1104

DC

4,600

262

DE

3,600

185

FL

73,000

3,665

GA

54,400

2,196

HI

1,900

223

IA

4,300

700

ID

2,600

423

IL

81,867

3,427

IN

19,200

977

KS

4,400

635

KY

18,000

677

LA

7,832

477

MA

58,700

2,108

MD

22,900

1,096

ME

3,300

342

MI

43,311

3,327

MN

9,231

1,304

MO

21,329

1,362

MS

13,400

469

MT

1,876

312

NC

-

NA

ND

300

208

NE

1,200

319

NH

1,004

150

NJ

90,300

3,427

NM

6,000

373

NV

17,600

842

NY

127,100

5,108

OH

39,100

1,877

OK

4,907

573

OR

20,067

1,115

PA

73,330

3,573

PR

30,700

908

RI

4,900

342

SC

15,400

738

SD

200

31

TN

19,500

1,192

TX

64,294

4,112

UT

2,500

373

VA

9,700

1,227

VI

1,300

46

VT

600

88

WA

24,414

1,446

WI

23,700

1,608

WV

7,000

373

WY

600

142

Total:

1,336,225

71,788

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