Historical Unemployment Insurance Opportunity Reports

The American Institute for Full Employment has embarked upon a long-term effort to measure the success of unemployment insurance programs on a nationwide basis.

The Institute has prepared state reports that compare each state to the best five performing states in several key categories. Each report highlights in practical terms, the impact of the state umemployment insurance policies on employees, employers, and the state economy.

The measures we have included are not perfect and no one measure will tell the complete story. However, when taken together, they present a fair picture of potential concerns and opportunities for improvement.

2015 Quarter 4 Reports

Individual States

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2015 Quarter 2 Reports

Individual States

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2015 Quarter 1 Reports

Individual States

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2014 Reports

Individual States

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2013 Reports

Individual States


Compiled Information

  • Best 10
  • Duration State Ranking
  • Exhaustion State Ranking
  • Socialized Cost State Ranking

February 2012 Reports

Individual States


Compiled Information

  • Best 10
  • All states in one file (1.7 meg)
  • State ranking charts