Unemployment in the United States has reached unusually high levels since 2008. States and local governments have been suffering the effects of high unemployment, including reduced revenues and increased demand for assistance programs. Many public sector employees also have lost jobs because of reduced government revenues.

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Department of Labor's Unemployment Insurance programs

NCSL's Unemployment Legislation Database

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