State-by-state numbers of long-term unemployed workers facing cut-off from federal emergency unemployment insurance assistance in 2014

More than 4.9 million long-term unemployed workers will be denied unemployment insurance benefits in 2014 unless Congress extends the federal emergency unemployment compensation program.

The House and Senate adjourned for the December holidays without renewing federal UI, leaving about 1.3 million jobless workers cut off from the vital income assistance as of Dec. 28th. Another 3.2 million unemployed workers are projected to lose their UI benefits in June 2014 and 1.6 million jobseekers will be impacted in December 2014.

SOURCE: Department of Labor & White House Council of Economic Advisers (Dec. 2013)

Alabama: 48,100
Alaska: 23,300
Arizona: 67,000
Arkansas: 40,300
California: 836,100
Colorado: 72,800
Connecticut: 85,100
Delaware: 13,800
District of Columbia: 18,200
Florida: 260,400
Georgia: 164,700
Hawaii: 13,300
Idaho: 20,300
Illinois: 230,500
Indiana: 69,300
Iowa: 35,500
Kansas: 35,300
Kentucky: 53,200
Louisiana: 30,400
Maine: 18,100
Maryland: 82,600
Massachusetts: 141,000
Michigan: 189,700
Minnesota: 65,500
Mississippi: 37,600
Missouri: 84,500
Montana: 14,300
Nebraska: 16,700
Nevada: 60,300
New Hampshire: 8,500
New Jersey: 260,100
New Mexico: 25,500
New York: 383,000
North Carolina: 0 (the state was disqualified from the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program):
North Dakota: 7,900
Ohio: 128,600
Oklahoma: 33,000
Oregon: 76,100
Pennsylvania: 262,500
Puerto Rico: 80,200
Rhode Island: 21,700
South Carolina: 52,400
South Dakota: 1,600
Tennessee: 79,000
Texas: 285,200
Utah: 20,200
Vermont: 5,100
Virgin Islands: 3,500
Virginia: 69,900
Washington: 94,100
West Virginia: 24,700
Wisconsin: 99,000
Wyoming: 6,700

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