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The Unemployment Benefits calculator is intended to be a quick reference for determining your approximate potential benefit amounts. 

 The results obtained are not guaranteed to be accurate.

The 4 quarters in your base period are the 1st 4 of the last 5 complete calendar quarters. The basic benefit calculation is easy, it is 1.1923% of your base period wages. However, below are some factors which may affect how you would expect the calculation to work:

Bullet 1 Weekly UI Benefits  The minimum rate is $39 and the maximum rate is $415 per week
      regardless of how high the wages are.

Bullet 2 Weekly UI Benefits  There must be at least $750 in one of the 4 quarters or the
     claim will be invalid.

Bullet 3 Weekly UI Benefits  The total of the 4 quarters must be at least 1 1/2 times the
     amount in the high quarter.

If the wages in the 3rd & 4th quarters are very low compared to the 1st 2 quarters the claim may also be invalid. Once the weekly benefit amount is calculated from the wages, the total wages in the final 2 quarters must be at least 8 times this weekly amount.