Question by Lincoln08: How does unemployment welfare work in the USA?
I have heard that people have “unemployment” costs deducted from their wages every payment? Is that an unemployment tax to pay for people trying to find work or is it like forced savings in case you yourself become unemployed so you have that money to fall back on. I am not Amercian so am not even 100% sure any of the above is correct.

If you are unemployed in the US can you recieve unemployment payments (as long as your actively seeking work that is)?

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Answer by Ryuto
It goes into like an insurance fund in case you get laid off so you can have some income while you’re trying to find another job.

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