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How we calculate benefits

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If you qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits, the amount of money you'll get each week is called your weekly benefit rate (WBR). This amount will depend on how much you earned in the base year period before you applied for Unemployment Insurance benefits. 

There are other factors that may reduce your WBR, like whether you are working part-time or collecting a pension.

Note: To be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits in 2019, you must have earned at least $172 per week (a base week) during 20 or more weeks in covered employment during the base year period, or you must have earned at least $8,600 in total covered employment during the base year period. For more information, click here.