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State Average monthly Average monthly unemployment COBRA cost

benefit * without subsidy

Mississippi $839 $1,027

Arizona $941 $1,111

Alaska $1,032 $1,209

Tennessee $975 $1,112

Florida $1,010 $1,147

Alabama $903 $1,005

Delaware $1,125 $1,209

Louisiana $968 $1,013

South Carolina $1,061 $1,090

U.S. average $1,333 $1,111

*Average monthly benefits are calculated by multiplying average weekly benefits for all unemployed workers by a conversion factor of 4.3. This assumes that individuals receive unemployment benefits for four consecutive full weeks.

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