Congress is currently considering proposals to renew federal unemployment assistance.
House Democrats have proposed renewing a flat $600/week federal supplement. Senate Republican leaders introduced a plan to target 70% wage replacement for beneficiaries, with a cap on the weekly federal supplement of $500.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has recommended a similarly structured plan, with target replacement between 80% and 90% of an individual’s working wages (85% is used for the analysis below) and a supplement cap of $400. Under the Senate and Chamber proposals, if a state cannot conduct the individual calculations, each recipient in that state will receive a flat $200 supplement.
Click on a state below to see how each proposal would affect that state — including how much the average unemployed individual would receive, average wage replacement rates, and the resulting increase compared to state-only benefits. Click here to view a table with the topline information for each plan in every state.