Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Department of LaborThe Federal-State Unemployment Insurance 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. The program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under state law), and who meet other eligibility requirements of state law.
- Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by federal law.
- Eligibility for unemployment insurance, benefit amounts, and the length of time benefits are available are determined by the state law under which unemployment insurance claims are established.
Agency Accountable Official: James L. Taylor, Chief Financial Officer
Program Accountable Official: Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training