Starting next week, the amount paid to people filing for unemployment insurance benefits will increase slightly. The maximum weekly benefit amount an individual can receive will increase to $538, while the minimum amount will be $126.
The change affects new unemployment insurance claims effective on or after June 30, 2013. Those with existing unemployment claims will continue to receive the same weekly amount.
The new maximum and minimum payments represent a 2.7 and 3.3 percent increase respectively from benefits paid over the past year. Over the past 12 months the maximum payment has been $524, while the minimum was $122.