In the United States, people who are unemployed may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits of hundreds of dollars each week for several weeks, depending on each state and contributions made to the Unemployment Insurance program.
Generally, Unemployment Insurance programs offer temporary benefit payments to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Here are the states that grant the highest amounts.
Unemployment benefits: Which states give the highest amounts and why?
The amount sent each week varies from state to state. Each entity uses a different calculation to determine unemployment benefits. Each sets the payroll tax rate that funds unemployment insurance, along with minimum and maximum payment amounts, the length of time you can get benefits, and eligibility requirements.
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In the USA, Massachusetts, Washington and Minnesota are the states with the best payments, since the maximum amount is $1,015, $999 and $857, respectively. Here is a list of weekly unemployment benefits in each state and the District of Columbia: