Getting unemployment payments on H-1B

I lost my job recently. I was working on H1B. I am staying in the US until my grace period ends or until I find a new job. Can I apply for the Unemployment Insurance in my state? I believe that is paid by the employer.

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Getting unemployment payments is not an issue because unemployment is private insurance, not really government funding. The problem is that it does not protect your status so don't think if you are getting unemployment payments you are in status. More...

 

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