Idaho Extended Unemployment

The current outlook for the economy is not very positive, and data suggests that the economic recovery will be a long one. This can be difficult for people to hear, especially the unemployed, who may be having a tough time finding a job in Idaho to replace the one they lost. It can be especially disheartening for those who are long term unemployed, and have still not found a new source of income beyond their Idaho unemployment benefits. If you have been unemployed for a long time, and are worried about your benefits running out, there's hope in the form of Idaho long term unemployment benefits.

The best way to find out if you are eligible for extended unemployment benefits in Idaho is to talk to the Idaho Department of Labor. Extended unemployment benefits are funded by the federal government, and as such, their funding in Idaho is dependent upon a number of factors, namely the local unemployment rate and the current state of the economy. Currently, the number of weeks of full entitlement you can receive is between 10 and 26 weeks, with a maximum weekly benefit of $334. If you are close to exhausting your Idaho unemployment benefits, you need to begin the process of immediately checking your extended unemployment eligibility. Talk to your local Idaho Department of Labor office for more information. There's a list of offices online here, complete with addresses and phone numbers. Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

If you're not sure which office to go to, or if you have general questions and would like to speak with someone who can help, call the main unemployment office in Boise at (208) 332-3570. They will be able to assist you in assessing whether or not you are eligible for extended unemployment or pointing you in the direction of someone who can help. You can also email the Idaho Department of Labor with any questions at

It's a good idea to talk to someone about your benefits before they run out, particularly if you feel that it's unlikely that you will find full-time employment before your benefits are exhausted. This can help ensure that if you are eligible for extended unemployment benefits, you can receive them without an interruption between them and your regular unemployment benefits.

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