Differences between dismissals, furloughs, and layoffs
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|Possibly related to employee's performance||Yes||No||No|
|Possibly related to employer's needs or economic downturn||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|May be reversed as situation changes - allowing worker to return to job||No||Yes||Yes|
|May include a severance package||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|May include partial pay or hours||No||Yes||No|
|Generally includes benefits||No||Yes||No|
|Generally qualifies for unemployment benefits in the United States||Yes||Yes[note 1]||Yes|
- If receiving partial hours or pay, amount received from insurance may be reduced by amount received from employer.
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