Some states have been cutting back on the benefits offered to unemployed workers. Since the end of the recession, eight states have reduced the duration that people can receive benefits below the traditional length of 26 weeks. Others have reduced the amount of money people can receive or tightened eligibility.

Some states have been cutting back on the benefits offered to unemployed workers. Since the end of the recession, eight states have reduced the duration that people can receive benefits below the traditional length of 26 weeks. Others have reduced the amount of money people can receive or tightened eligibility.

A state-by-state look at the maximum duration of benefits for people who file initial claims after Jan. 1, 2016, the number of people who received benefits in 2015, the total amount of benefits paid and the percent of the unemployed who received benefits in 2015:

StateMaximum Weeks of Benefits 2016People Receiving Benefits 2015Benefits Paid 2015Percent of Unemployed Receiving BenefitsAlabama26101,557$204,977,60218.2 percentAlaska2641,821$123,460,58136.6 percentArizona26115,804$290,381,06116.9 percentArkansas2089,121$240,518,41030.5 percentCalifornia261,481,339$5,456,325,87032.5 percentColorado26129,734$535,969,68626.5 percentConnecticut26184,853$712,468,04239.1 percentDelaware2626,437$78,543,18031.5 percentDistrict of Columbia2632,290$117,139,47715.0 percentFlorida12269,764$518,071,34012.0 percentGeorgia14242,935$420,882,15713.9 percentHawaii2634,456$157,488,12030.5 percentIdaho2647,910$104,107,84627.6 percentIllinois26491,362$1,861,952,30331.0 percentIndiana26137,070$350,574,33317.6 percentIowa26134,661$422,378,79436.3 percentKansas1685,404$261,732,83224.9 percentKentucky2696,534$339,150,25023.2 percentLouisiana2679,661$204,389,69916.7 percentMaine2645,308$117,992,63729.0 percentMaryland26167,668$574,118,08926.2 percentMassachusetts30301,394$1,524,059,65342.5 percentMichigan20361,114$826,572,21526.2 percentMinnesota26200,247$779,169,99940.6 percentMississippi2655,390$102,871,14117.3 percentMissouri13173,056$337,601,30921.6 percentMontana2839,564$108,636,80238.9 percentNebraska2636,571$86,814,13125.7 percentNevada2699,930$359,603,38927.4 percentNew Hampshire2626,808$67,636,76219.5 percentNew Jersey26446,526$2,089,483,81841.8 percentNew Mexico2649,057$189,277,31321.8 percentNew York26715,553$2,426,793,64834.2 percentNorth Carolina13155,305$282,968,60412.8 percentNorth Dakota2634,332$170,402,57537.5 percentOhio26299,452$977,451,50923.5 percentOklahoma2678,332$344,855,62226.8 percentOregon26148,441$524,116,73630.4 percentPennsylvania26601,762$2,262,784,88643.2 percentRhode Island2648,869$160,437,41132.9 percentSouth Carolina2086,055$156,610,92312.7 percentSouth Dakota2610,069$25,574,89113.0 percentTennessee26133,539$279,141,95314.8 percentTexas26646,062$2,847,508,36028.2 percentUtah2654,961$174,427,51721.2 percentVermont2625,362$73,059,73438.7 percentVirginia26130,514$405,356,45615.2 percentWashington26252,331$1,009,052,75927.6 percentWest Virginia2671,666$228,311,94929.6 percentWisconsin26244,956$584,994,84236.1 percentWyoming2621,133$94,019,09932.2 percent

Source: Information about the number and percent of people receiving benefits and the total benefits paid was prepared for The Associated Press by the Division of Fiscal and Actuarial Services in the Office of Unemployment Insurance of the U.S. Department of Labor.