Unemployment Insurance

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General information related to Unemployment Insurance:

Oklahoma Severe Storms and Tornadoes - DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (DUA)


Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Expired on January 1, 2014

100% Federal Funding of Extended Benefits (EB) Expired on December 31, 2013

Weeks Claimed in All Programs (Expanded)

Important Dates for Title XII Advances, Interest, Credit Reductions, and Relief

Maximum Potential Weeks of UI Benefits for New Claimants

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

In addition to helping workers and their families, the Unemployment Insurance programs play a key role in helping businesses, communities, and the nation's economy. It was created in 1935 in response to the Great Depression, when millions of people lost jobs. They couldn't buy goods and services, which contributed to more layoffs.

Now, as then, the program helps cushion the impact of economic downturns and brings economic stability to communities, states, and the nation by providing temporary income support for laid off workers.

Link for state specific information on unemployment benefits, employment assistance, or employer information

If you've received a determination denying benefits, click here.

America's Service Locator contains information on service providers that are relevant to Employment and Training. Here you will find Locations, Hours of Operation, and Phone Numbers for local services ranging from Unemployment Insurance, and Job Assistance to American Job Centers.