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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 37: Average Duration of
Unemployment Insurance Benefits (Weeks), 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK 19.93 27 Ohio 13.33
2 Washington 18.61 28 Kansas 13.24
3 New Jersey 17.30 29 Missouri 13.24
4 California 17.05 30 Mississippi 12.98
5 Illinois 16.86 31 Oklahoma 12.96
6 Pennsylvania 16.77 32 North Dakota 12.64
7 Connecticut 16.53 33 Colorado 12.35
8 New Mexico 16.44 34 Idaho 12.24
9 Massachusetts 16.38 35 Wisconsin 11.92
10 Hawaii 16.37 36 Arkansas 11.88
11 Maryland 15.71 37 Kentucky 11.78
12 Texas 15.68 38 Iowa 11.71
13 Rhode Island 15.50 39 Nebraska 11.54
14 Oregon 15.32 40 Tennessee 11.35
15 Alaska 14.92 41 Indiana 11.01
16 West Virginia 14.64 42 Utah 10.85
17 Minnesota 14.58 43 Michigan 10.83
18 Wyoming 14.31 44 South Carolina 10.71
19 Florida 14.25 45 South Dakota 10.65
20 Arizona 14.21 46 Virginia 10.06
21 Louisiana 14.21 47 Alabama 9.62
22 Delaware 14.20 48 Georgia 9.46
23 Vermont 14.15 49 New Hampshire 9.43
24 Montana 14.14 50 North Carolina 8.67
25 Nevada 13.92 U.S. Average 14.77
26 Maine 13.78 N.Y.S. % above avg. 34.9%
Source: N.Y.S. Labor Department


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