How the New York Department of Labor: Unemployment Division Calculates Your Weekly Unemployment Benefit Amount

How Much Will I Collect in Unemployment Benefits?

Learn the formula State uses to calculate your unemployment benefits, as well as the minimum and maximum amounts you can collect.
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Updated: 2021-03-11
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How Long Will My Unemployment Benefits Last in State?

Each state uses its own formula to calculate your weekly unemployment benefit amount. Typically, how much you will receive each week depends on your earnings when you were employed. Each state also sets a minimum and maximum benefit amount; these amounts change from year to year.

To find your state's formula and rules, select it from the list below. 

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There are versions of this article for each State.

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