Unemployment Weekly Benefit Amounts and Duration Changes

September 21, 2023

Unemployment Weekly Benefit Amounts and Duration Changes

We want to ensure you know the most up-to-date information regarding weekly benefit amounts (WBAs) and maximum durations in various states. Please take a moment to review the following updates:

Colorado: The maximum WBA increased from $742 to $781

Delaware: The maximum WBA increased from $400 to $450

Iowa: The minimum WBA range increased from $82-$99 to $86-$105; the maximum WBA range increased from $551-$676 to $582-$714

Kansas: The minimum WBA increased from $140 to $147, and the maximum WBA increased from $560 to $589

Kentucky: The maximum WBA increased from $626 to $665

Montana: The maximum WBA increased from $657 to $698

Nevada: The maximum WBA increased from $562 to $585

North Dakota: The maximum WBA increased from $673 to $748

Oregon: The minimum WBA increased from $183 to $190, and the maximum WBA increased from $783 to $813

Rhode Island: The maximum WBA range increased from $68-$850 to $705-$881

South Dakota: The maximum WBA increased from $487 to $514

Vermont: The maximum WBA increased from $668 to $705

Washington: The minimum WBA increased from $295 to $323, and the maximum WBA increased from $999 to $1019

West Virginia: The maximum WBA increased from 631 to $662

Wyoming: The minimum WBA increased from $40 to $43, and the maximum WBA increased from $560 to $595

Claimants collect up to 26 weeks of unemployment in most states. The following states have recently made changes to their maximum duration:

Kentucky’s maximum number of weeks increased from 12-24 weeks to 16-24 weeks

Massachusetts’ maximum duration decreased from 30 weeks to 26 weeks

Montana reduced its maximum number of weeks from 28 weeks to 20 weeks

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