Where can I learn more?

The Brookings Institution has a comprehensive explanation of how unemployment insurance works and how it has changed during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a guide to the unemployment rate in every state and how many weeks of unemployment benefits are available in each of them.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains how unemployment benefits react to a worsening economy and provides a graphic detailing the changes made to the program by the CARES Act.

Vox explains how to sign up for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus crisis and answers questions about eligibility, process requirements, and benefit amounts.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities gives a detailed explanation of the purpose of unemployment insurance, how it works, how it’s funded, and its effects on the broader economy.

The National Employment Law Project breaks down the three new unemployment insurance programs created by the CARES Act: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

The Brookings Institution debunks misconceptions about the effects of the CARES Act’s changes to unemployment insurance.

What you need to know about unemployment benefits and income taxes.