New State Data: Senate UI Agreement Would Benefit 2.8 Million Job-Seekers

Mar 27, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor estimates that the bipartisan Senate agreement to extend the emergency unemployment insurance program would benefit nearly 2.8 million people. The estimates highlight how many people in each state would receive financial assistance under the agreement, which the Senate moved forward today with a bipartisan 65-34 vote and is expected to move to final passage next week. The agreement was announced earlier this month by five Senate Republicans and five Senate Democrats.

The estimates include anyone eligible for retroactive or prospective benefits because of the extension of the EUC program under the legislation. It does not count the millions of family members, including children of job-seekers, who will indirectly benefit through an extension.

“There is no doubting the enormity of the impact that an extension of this program will have on so many Americans looking for work,” said Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI). “I’m glad to see the Senate take a strong bipartisan first step toward renewing this vital lifeline for 2.8 million job-seekers and their families.”

Number of Claimants Potentially Eligible for EUC During the First 5 Months of CY 2014 Including Claimants Cut off of EUC Due to the 12/28/2013 Expiration of the Program

 

State

 

Alaska

15,100

Alabama

27,100

Arkansas

21,100

Arizona

32,100

California

514,300

Colorado

41,400

Connecticut

48,100

District of Columbia

9,100

Delaware

6,400

Florida

132,300

Georgia

98,500

Hawaii

7,000

Iowa

19,100

Idaho

9,100

Illinois

153,400

Indiana

39,200

Kansas

17,100

Kentucky

31,200

Louisiana

16,000

Massachusetts

80,200

Maryland

47,200

Maine

9,000

Michigan

106,200

Minnesota

36,100

Missouri

49,300

Mississippi

22,100

Montana

8,200

North Carolina

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North Dakota

5,500

Nebraska

8,000

New Hampshire

3,800

New Jersey

144,300

New Mexico

14,100

Nevada

34,100

New York

228,700

Ohio

75,200

Oklahoma

16,100

Oregon

43,200

Pennsylvania

158,400

Puerto Rico

41,100

Rhode Island

12,000

South Carolina

29,100

South Dakota

900

Tennessee

41,100

Texas

164,400

Utah

11,100

Virginia

33,300

Virgin Islands

2,300

Vermont

2,500

Washington

57,500

Wisconsin

55,100

West Virginia

14,100

Wyoming

3,500

   

National Total

2,795,300

 

   -  Estimates are based on the FY 2014 President's Budget economic Assumptions.

   -  Includes the estimated number of claimants cut off EUC following the week ending 12/28/2014.

   -  Includes actual regular UI exhaustee data available as of 3/19/2014.

   -  EUC  Claimant estimates represent the maximum potential number of the claimants that would have at some point been potentially eligible for at least 1 week of EUC during the first three weeks of CY 2014.

Source: Department of Labor

 

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