Every state in the United States has a safety net of unemployment insurance to get its residents through tough times. If you become unemployed, which state will help you out the most?
The average maximum weekly benefit amount (WBA) for all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., is $462 per week, with an average total maximum benefit amount of $11,930. Some states offer more. But many offer less.
These are the best and worst states for unemployment benefits, ranked by total maximum benefit amount, with information about where you can file.
Note: Rankings reflect individual benefit amounts. Money for those with dependents is cited where applicable. All numbers are pre-tax.