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Unemployment Insurance: Nebraska

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Autumn G. Long and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Most employers are subject to the Nebraska Employment Security Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
  • Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Employers have the opportunity to provide information that will be used to determine an individual's eligibility for benefits. See Filing Claims.
  • There are specific notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements for employers. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Nebraska offers the Short-Time Compensation Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Short-Time Compensation Program.