Weeks of unemployment benefits available by state

The federal government is paying for up to 73 weeks of extended benefits, on top of the 26 weeks provided by most states. That emergency program may end in 2012 unless Congress chooses to continue it.

For now, up to 99 weeks are available in states with the highest unemployment rates. In states with lower rates, fewer weeks are available.

Here is the maximum number of weeks available in each state: