revised Sept. 2, 2003

How much does someone have to earn before he can get Unemployment? How long do they have to work?

In AL
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,136.02 during the base period
  • $1,068.01 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 15 weeks
In AK
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,000 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 16 weeks
In AZ
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,500 during the base period
  • $1,000 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 12 weeks
In AR
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,674 during the base period
  • $418.50 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 9 weeks
In CA
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,125 during the base period
  • $900 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 14 weeks
In CO
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,500 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 13 weeks
In CT
  • the claimant must have earned at least $600 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In DE
  • the claimant must have earned at least $720 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 18 weeks
In DC
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,950 during the base period
  • $1,300 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 19 weeks
In FL
  • the claimant must have earned at least $3,400 during the base period
In GA
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,840 during the base period
  • $920 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 9 weeks
In HI
  • the claimant must have earned at least $130 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In ID
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,430 during the base period
  • $1,144 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 10 weeks
In IL
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,600 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In IN
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,750 during the base period
  • $825 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 7 weeks
In IA
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,500 during the base period
  • $1,000 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 9 weeks
In KS
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,490 during the base period.
  • and he must have worked 10 weeks
In KY
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,500 during the base period
  • $750 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 15 weeks
In LA
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,200 during the base period
  • $800 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In ME
  • the claimant must have earned at least $3,275.64 during the base period.
  • $1,091.88 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In MD
  • the claimant must have earned at least $900 during the base period
  • $576 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In MA
  • the claimant must have earned at least $3,000 during the base period.
  • and he must have worked 30 weeks
In MI
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,997 during the base period.
  • $1,998 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 14 weeks
In MN
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,250 during the base period
  • $1,000 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 10 weeks
In MS
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,200 during the base period
  • $780 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 13 weeks
In MO
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,500 during the base period
  • $1,000 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 12 weeks
In MT
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,720 during the base period
  • $1,147 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 8 weeks
In NE
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,600 during the base period
  • earning $800 in each of two quarters
  • and he must have worked 17 weeks
In NV
  • the claimant must have earned at least $600 during the base period
  • $400 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 8 weeks
In NH
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,800 during the base period.
  • $1,400 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In NJ
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,060 during the base period.
  • and he must have worked 15 weeks
In NM
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,378 during the base period
  • $1,102 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 19 weeks
In NY
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,400 during the base period.
  • $1,600 of which must have been earned in one quarter
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In NC
  • the claimant must have earned at least $3,382.44 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 13 weeks
In ND
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,795 during the base period
  • $1,118 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 12 weeks
In OH
  • the claimant must have earned at least $3,380 during the base period.
  • and he must have worked 20 weeks
In OK
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,500 during the base period
In OR
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,000 during the base period.
  • and he must have worked 3 weeks
In PA
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,320 during the base period
  • $800 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 16 weeks
In RI
  • the claimant must have earned at least $7,380 during the base period
  • $1230 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 11 weeks
In SC
  • the claimant must have earned at least $900 during the base period
  • $540 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
In SD
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,288 during the base period
  • $728 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 15 weeks
In TN
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,560 during the base period
  • $780 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 13 weeks
In TX
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,961 during the base period.
  • and he must have worked 10 weeks
In UT
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,400 during the base period
  • $600 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 10 weeks
In VT
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,390 during the base period
  • $1,707 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In VA
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,500 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 12 weeks
In WA
  • the claimant must have worked 680 hours
In WV
  • the claimant must have earned at least $2,200 during the base period.
  • and he must have worked 26 weeks
In WI
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,470 during the base period
  • $1,225 of which must have been earned in one quarter.
  • and he must have worked 12 weeks
In WY
  • the claimant must have earned at least $1,200 during the base period
  • and he must have worked 11 weeks