The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), provides a partial wage replacement for individuals who are unemployed due to a lack of suitable work. Unemployment benefits are provided to unemployed workers who meet certain eligibility requirements.
- The Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Unemployment Insurance Home Page
- CareerOneStop - Links to the services tailored to individual needs related to employment and job training services, career planning, guidance and more.
- Americas Career InfoNet - Provides links to electronic tools that assist workers with finding a job, conducting career planning, and locating CareerOneStop centers.
- State Unemployment Insurance - Describes unemployment benefits available to eligible workers who meet the eligibility requirements of state law.
- Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees - Describes benefits available for eligible unemployed civilian federal employees.
- Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers - Describes benefits available for eligible ex-military personnel.
- Extended Benefits - Describes benefits available to workers who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits during periods of high unemployment.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) - Describes the financial assistance available to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster as declared by the President of the United States.
- Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) - Describes income support for persons who have exhausted unemployment compensation and whose jobs were affected by foreign imports.
- Self-Employment Assistance - Describes the assistance available to unemployed workers for early re-employment.
- Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)
- Social Security Act (SSA) [Title III, Title IX, and Title XII]
- Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Servicemembers
- Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance - Provides a link to 42 USC 5177 which describes unemployment benefit assistance that may be made available after a major disaster.
- 20 CFR Parts 601 to 671 - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) regulations on unemployment insurance.
- Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-877-US-2JOBS (1-877-872-5627)
For questions on other DOL laws,
please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
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