Automatic Budget Cuts will Decrease Federal UI Benefits by 11%
As a result of automatic budget cuts that kicked in this month, federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed will be cut back by 10.7 percent beginning on or after March 31, 2013. The cuts get bigger the longer states wait to implement them.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 13-13 (U.S. Department of Labor, March 8, 2013)