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COVID-19 information

We’re all in this together. 

Federal pandemic benefits

Important update: Federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended


The CARES Act and other federal programs expanded and extended unemployment benefits for many claimants. Those programs expired the week ending Sept. 4, 2021.

The week ending Sept. 4 was the last payable week for:


Also expired the week ending Sept. 4: additional $300 per week for all eligible claimants

By federal law, all claimants were getting $300 in addition to their usual weekly benefit amount for a limited time, except those receiving Training Benefits. 


For those with claims pending in adjudication or appeal after Sept. 4: 

Benefits will be available. If we find that you are eligible, we will pay benefits for weeks claimed before Sept. 4.


What all claimants should do:

1. Continue filing weekly claims for weeks you want to get benefits.
2. Watch for updates on this page, via email, social media and messages in eServices.
3. Respond to any of our requests for information. Even if you have stopped claiming or found a job, we still might need to contact you.
4. Please try not to call our Unemployment Claims Center with general questions. Call volume remains very high. Find the latest information on this page and in the COVID-19 Q&As.


(Updated Sept. 5, 2021)

Frequently asked questions



 Information for workers

For questions about how unemployment, standby, the waiting week, and more have been affected by COVID-19, please see our Q&A for workers.

Workers Q&A


Information for employers

For businesses looking for updates on how COVID-19 has impacted unemployment insurance, quarterly reporting, and more, please see our Q&A for businesses.

Business Q&A


COVID-19 resources