Wikipedia: 99ers and Unemployment Benefits

Posted on January 21, 2011 by

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According to Wikipedia the United States unemployment benefits during the financial crisis of 2007-2010 are calculated as follows (with the availability of extensions dependent on a state’s unemployment rate – see: Bureau of Labor Statistics):

Unemployment Benefits # of Weeks
Regular Unemployment Insurance Benefits 26
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Tier 1 20
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Tier 2 14
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Tier 3 13
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Tier 4 6
Extended Benefits (13 weeks + 7 additional) 20
Total Number of Weeks 99
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