This is the thirty-nineth edition of Highlights of State Unemployment Compensation Laws. It reflects hundreds of changes occasioned by legislative enactments during 2018 and 2019.

As the title suggests, only selected features are included. No attempt is made to reflect every detail of each state’s unemployment compensation law. Only those provisions most useful to employers, service companies, associations, legislators, accounting firms, and administrators are presented. By design, the format and narrative are as concise and nontechnical as the subject matter permits.

We believe Highlights is a readable reference that will prove timely and useful.

The Highlights of State Unemployment Compensation Laws is updated and republished annually.