State Analysis: 1.6 Million Cut Off Unemployment Insurance

More than 1.6 million Americans have now been cut off their unemployment insurance, according to a new analysis from Ways and Means Committee Democrats. The projection, which includes the number of people in each state who have been cut off, is based on the number losing benefits since the end of December. Nationwide, nearly 72,000 people are losing unemployment insurance, on average, every week – adding to the 1.3 million Americans who lost their benefits immediately on Dec. 28. House Republicans have blocked multiple efforts by Democrats to bring up legislation to extend the unemployment insurance benefit on the House floor. Senate Republicans last week also voted twice to block legislation to extend the benefit, including an 11-month extension that would scale back the program substantially and offset the costs. More information about the harmful state impacts of the program's expiration is available here.

State

Estimated Number of People
Cut Off UI Thru Jan. 24

AK

6,023

AL

14,928

AR

11,915

AZ

20,562

CA

263,916

CO

24,729

CT

28,412

DC

5,646

DE

4,338

FL

87,662

GA

63,185

HI

2,792

IA

7,100

ID

4,292

IL

95,575

IN

23,108

KS

6,938

KY

20,708

LA

9,740

MA

67,131

MD

27,285

ME

4,669

MI

56,619

MN

14,446

MO

26,775

MS

15,277

MT

3,122

NC*

NA

ND

1,131

NE

2,477

NH

1,604

NJ

104,008

NM

7,492

NV

20,969

NY

147,531

OH

46,608

OK

7,199

OR

24,529

PA

87,622

PR

34,331

RI

6,269

SC

18,354

SD

323

TN

24,269

TX

80,740

UT

3,992

VA

14,608

VI

1,485

VT

954

WA

30,199

WI

30,131

WV

8,492

WY

1,169

Total:

1,623,379

*North Carolina was ineligible for the federal unemployment insurance