If someone needs to ask (and they do, sometimes even mistaking me for their unemployment department) what basic information to have at hand, or where to go to apply for unemployment benefits, it's doubtful anything at all I've written about how to apply wouldn't be lost on them.
So, the links below are a utility .. a courtesy for those looking before leaping and maybe taking some time to search the questions that are already here.
And if you find a broken link, please let me know. I will go in search of where your state UI agency moved their unemployment website to apply for benefits.
Applying for unemployment should be done with an informed knowledge of how you can honestly and morally. prove you deserve benefits while you get on with life and looking for your next job.