Extended Unemployment Insurance Stopping Short In Several States
Extended unemployment insurance benefits for the long-term jobless are set to expire this month in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Tennessee, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Unless state lawmakers take action, laid off workers in those states will no longer receive benefits under the federal Extended Benefits program as of April 16.
Indiana legislators are working on last-minute legislation to maintain the state’s eligibility for EB, which provides up to 20 weeks of federally-funded benefits for long-term jobless who exhaust 26 weeks of state benefits and up to 53 weeks of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation. The unemployment rate in Indiana is 8.8 percent.