By Christine Romans
The president today will sign an extension in unemployment benefits. Nationwide, it will be 14 more weeks for the jobless.
If you recently ran out of benefits, you can reapply for the extension. If you live in a high-unemployment state, with a jobless rate above 8.5%, you are eligible for 20 more weeks of jobless checks.
Many of you have asked if your state qualifies for 14 or 20 more weeks. Here are those high-unemployment states:
AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MI, MO, MS, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, WA, WV. Also, Washington, D.C.