Generally, unemployment benefits are calculated based on the wages you earned at a specific base period. States normally pay the benefits of those who work in the state itself. However, some employers are multi-state, which means that the benefits can vary.
Nowadays, the states that provide the highest benefits per week and have established a claimant-friendly process are California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. On the opposite side, those states with the lowest weekly benefits (or with the shortest duration) and have non-friendly claimant processes are North Carolina, Florida and Arizona.
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