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Uneven state unemployment rates show different recovery arcs

Jul 8, 2021
Many of the states with the lowest unemployment rates have young workforces and multifaceted economies.
Idle Union Pacific engines sit in rows at a train yard in Salt Lake City in June 2020. Utah was one of the few states that didn't have to lock down as much as other states during the pandemic.
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You can still get unemployment benefits after state payments run out

Oct 15, 2020
The federal government is funding 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits after state payments run out, but getting them can take extra effort.
The CARES Act gives people the opportunity for a 13-week extension after state unemployment benefits end.
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States hit hardest by rising unemployment claims could soon run low on funds

Apr 16, 2020
Some states like California, New York and Texas could see their unemployment funds running low.
States struggling the most to keep up with unemployment claims, like Texas, may need to tap new funds soon.
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Unemployment claims are soaring. Are the states ready for the onslaught?

Mar 25, 2020
More than one million Americans are expected to have filed for benefits last week, with more on the way.
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