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Table 35
Average Duration of Unemployment Benefits (Weeks), 1997-98
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Dist. of Columbia 20.0 27 Montana 13.2
2 Washington 18.1 28 Ohio 13.1
3 NEW YORK 17.6 29 Wisconsin 13.1
4 Maine 17.3 30 Wyoming 13.1
5 Illinois 16.8 31 Rhode Island 13.0
6 Hawaii 16.7 32 Kansas 12.8
7 New Jersey 16.5 33 Missouri 12.8
8 California 16.2 34 Arkansas 12.4
9 Maryland 16.0 35 Oklahoma 12.4
10 Massachusetts 15.9 36 Colorado 12.2
11 Pennsylvania 15.8 37 Idaho 12.0
12 New Mexico 15.3 38 Nebraska 11.8
13 Texas 15.0 39 Iowa 11.7
14 Connecticut 14.9 40 Kentucky 11.5
15 Louisiana 14.8 41 Tennessee 11.4
16 North Dakota 14.6 42 Utah 11.4
17 Alaska 14.5 43 Indiana 11.1
18 Delaware 14.5 44 Michigan 11.1
19 Minnesota 14.4 45 New Hampshire 10.6
20 Oregon 14.2 46 South Carolina 10.6
21 Nevada 14.0 47 South Dakota 10.3
22 Vermont 14.0 48 Virginia 10.1
23 Arizona 13.7 49 Alabama 9.8
24 Florida 13.5 50 North Carolina 9.4
25 Mississippi 13.5 51 Georgia 9.2
26 West Virginia 13.3 U.S. average 14.3
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
The average UI benefit duration in New York has fallen
13% in the past two years, while the U.S. average has dropped 3%.

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