Jobless rates drive down unemployment benefits in Wisconsin
The improvement in Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has brought the state’s three-month average rate down to 8.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, triggering changes in Wisconsin’s eligibility for federal Unemployment Insurance benefits.
The drop below 8.5 percent means Wisconsin is no longer be eligible for Tier 4 benefits, according to federal guidelines. As of Aug. 15, the maximum number of weeks one can receive unemployment benefits in Wisconsin will be 93 weeks instead of 99 weeks.
DWD notifies affected claimants who are nearing the end of their eligibility. Should Wisconsin become eligible for Tier 4 benefits in the future, claimants will automatically be notified.
DWD encourages claimants to visit http://dwd.wisconsin.gov or call (800) 822-5246 with questions.