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Department of Labor

Unemployment Insurance

Introduction & Background

Important Highlights


Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)

Experience Rating

Reimbursing Employers

Records, Reports, and Audits

Independent Contractors

Localized and Non-Localized Employment

Reciprocal Coverage

Combined Wage Claims

Interstate Claims

Benefit Payment Program

Employment Service




Combined Wage Claims

If an individual has worked in more than one state, he may combine all of the wages earned in his base period either to qualify monetarily for benefits or to increase the amount of benefits to which he would be entitled.


Interstate Claims

If an individual earned his base period wages in one state and later moved to another State where he became unemployed, he may file claims in a certain manner whereby he can use his wages to establish a claim and receive benefits if he is otherwise eligible and not disqualified.