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How unemployment works in the US

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To help laid-off workers navigate the unemployment system, The Simple Dollar looked at information from a variety of official sources, including federal and state labor departments; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; unemployment fact sheets; as well as third-party resources, like CNBC, Nolo, TurboTax, and Bench.

Click through to learn more about how unemployment works and what you may need to do to get benefits if you lose your job.

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The Simple Dollar compiled a list on what you need to do to get unemployment benefits if you lose your job, according to federal and state departments of labor and other sources.