updated Sept. 2, 2003

I have this character who won't even look for work. He refuses to work. He was offered a job, but he says it's not good enough for him. I have another guy who is actually working on the side! Do these guys still collect? What are my chances of fighting this? Is it worth it?

Here are the rates at which claimants were denied benefits in 1994 in those cases which involved what are called "non-separation issues":

STATEDENIED
percent
RANK
Idaho991
Georgia972
Virginia923
Colorado904
Delaware885
Louisiana866
Arkansas857
Indiana858
Virgin Islands849
Alabama8410
Nevada8411
Missouri8412
Minnesota8213
Oregon7914
Nebraska7915
Florida7816
North Dakota7517
South Dakota7518
Hawaii7519
D.C.7520
North carolina7421
Puerto Rico7222
Washington7123
Rhode Island7024
Alaska7025
Arizona7026
Kentucky6827
Vermont6828
Tennessee6729
Kansas6530
South Carolina6331
California6332
Ohio6133
Wisconsin6134
Oklahoma6035
Maine5936
Iowa5837
Maryland5838
Montana5639
West Virginia5640
Massachusetts5541
New Jersey5542
New Hampshire5543
Michigan5444
Mississippi5345
Texas5346
Utah5347
Illinois5148
Connecticut4849
New York4750
Wyoming4551
New Mexico3952
Pennsylvania1853