Many long-term unemployed will begin seeing their federal jobless benefits disappear starting this week. This round affects the jobless in at least 24 states, while all Americans will be affected in the fall.
Now, those who live in states with unemployment rates below 6% are eligible to receive a maximum of 46 weeks of benefits, down from 60. (This includes up to 26 weeks of state benefits.)
Those in states with unemployment rates between 6% and 7% will receive up to 60 weeks, down from 73.
And the jobless who live in states with unemployment rates between 8.5% and 9% will be eligible for as many as 73 weeks, instead of 79.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities laid out the number of weeks residents of each state are eligible for in this map:
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