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Senate-Passed Unemployment Insurance Compromise Would Benefit Nearly 270,000 Veterans Looking for Work

Apr 8, 2014
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Last night, Senate Democrats and six Senate Republicans voted to extend emergency unemployment compensation. Almost 270,000 veterans would benefit from enacting this legislation into law.  Veterans are losing this vital lifeline every day. It's time for the House to act.

 

See how many unemployed veterans would benefit from the Senate-passed unemployment insurance compromise in your state:

 

State

Veterans Cut Off UI as of 4/5

Veterans Cut Off UI Each Week

Veteran Job Seekers Helped by Senate Deal

Alabama

2,713

87

3,300

Alaska

1,985

81

2,885

Arizona

3,956

115

4,325

Arkansas

1,766

61

2,008

California

27,204

857

35,758

Colorado

4,422

135

5,065

Connecticut

3,460

95

4,196

Delaware

806

24

829

District of Columbia

532

16

582

Florida

15,086

435

15,972

Georgia

11,648

294

13,405

Hawaii

591

26

819

Idaho

1,041

51

1,106

Illinois

11,402

295

13,400

Indiana

3,704

108

4,393

Iowa

1,607

78

2,165

Kansas

1,579

74

2,021

Kentucky

3,468

84

3,917

Louisiana

1,795

58

1,968

Maine

1,167

48

1,292

Maryland

4,450

125

5,463

Massachusetts

6,405

150

5,792

Michigan

8,483

307

9,970

Minnesota

2,719

126

3,553

Mississippi

2,139

49

2,356

Missouri

4,704

155

5,711

Montana

952

47

1,244

Nebraska

657

36

922

Nevada

3,805

107

4,392

New Hampshire

372

18

453

New Jersey

8,004

194

8,309

New Mexico

1,663

54

2,078

New York

12,454

314

14,265

North Carolina

N/A

N/A

N/A

North Dakota

382

24

651

Ohio

7,206

203

8,246

Oklahoma

1,703

74

2,109

Oregon

4,486

137

5,403

Pennsylvania

13,358

379

17,064

Rhode Island

923

32

1,137

South Carolina

2,955

83

3,325

South Dakota

88

4

124

Tennessee

4,809

155

5,434

Texas

13,463

445

18,068

Utah

605

29

865

Vermont

182

9

247

Virginia

4,576

205

5,640

Washington

6,850

217

8,774

West Virginia

1,727

52

1,982

Wisconsin

4,628

158

5,489

Wyoming

404

22

544

Total

225,081

6,928

269,013


[DPCC Calculations based on NELP; CBPP, 2/28/14; BLS, 3/24/14; BLS, 3/24/14; Ways & Means Democrats, 12/30/13; Ways & Means Democrats, 3/27/14]

 

By: DPCC