Unemployment Offices and Career Centers provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep their desired job. Employers will find assistance in recruiting new employees including a national job listing network, applicant screening and space in the centers to conduct testing and employment interviews.
If you have lost your job you can get assistance by filing your claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. These benefits are available to you if you become unemployed through no fault of your own.
In most states, that money comes from a tax on employers. Businesses pay a certain amount of money into an unemployment insurance trust fund, based on the number of employees they have, their history of laying people off, and the current tax rate. That trust fund then provides the money needed for benefits.
If you received unemployment benefits, you can expect to receive a Form 1099-G “Certain Government Payments” that lists the total amount of compensation you received.
The IRS considers unemployment compensation to be taxable income—which you must report on your federal tax return.
Under state and federal laws, employees who are fired for misbehavior or quit voluntarily are ineligible for unemployment compensation. When jobless claims are blocked, employers save money because their unemployment insurance rates are based on the amount of the benefits their workers collect.