Unemployment Insurance Opportunity Reports

While national UI claims and unemployment rates have continued to remain relatively low, with nearly one and a half job openings for every job seeker, UI exhaustion rates have remained surprisingly high and are climbing, at over one third of all claimants (36.5% in November 2023). Many states are addressing this issue by modernizing not only their UI systems, but also claimant work search activities ahead of the next recession.

To assist states in those efforts, our latest Unemployment Insurance Opportunity reports are posted below. They chart your state’s recent performance trends and compare your state to other states in UI claim duration, exhaustion, cost per claim, wage replacement rate and socialized costs.

Our report also adds a new measure – RESEA Participation Rate. The RESEA program is an important and evolving reemployment strategy that’s helping more workers land jobs every year and states are making gains in their ability to engage UI claimants in RESEA appointments.

These measures provide some insight into your state’s progress and achievements as well as areas that may offer opportunities.

These US DOL measures are not perfect and no one measure fully captures a state’s performance. But we think the data, taken together and analyzed for trending, provides useful insights. Reports for your state and the top performers, by category, are posted below.

For questions or to apply for a complimentary Reemployment Assessment for your state, contact us at info@fullemployment.org or call (800) 562-7752 to be connected with our team of consultants.

2023 Quarter 2 Reports