Arizonans who find themselves unemployed for the first time can face a hard reality when they file for unemployment benefits.Only Mississippi, with a base maximum rate of $230/week, is lower.
The absolute maximum amount a person can earn per week is $240 -- plus $25 from the stimulus legislation. That $265 per week translates into $1060, before taxes.
On the other hand, Mississippi has a balanced budget in place.
Maybe we're not in a better position than they are.