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California Unemployment Benefits

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The latest figures for California show an unemployment rate of .

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
We created this calculator to help you estimate what you might receive if you are eligible. We make no guarantees or representations that the amount you receive will be equal to what the calculator shows. To apply for unemployment benefits, click the link above which will take you to the official site for your state.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  

California unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though www.Unemployment-Benefits.org does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the California Employment Development Department for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  Employment Development Department (EDD)

Out of work for not fault of your own
Physically able to work
Available for work
Actively seeking employment

Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits:  12-26 weeks out of a one year period

Weekly benefit amount:  $40-$450

Determined by:  highest quarterly wages during base period times multiplier

Eligibility Requirements:  You must show a “substantial” attachment to the labor force.  This is based partly on a minimum earnings test.

Coverage by Employer Type:
The following employer types are covered in California for unemployment insurance-
Nonprofit agencies
School districts
State and local governments
Agricultural employers
Domestic employers who pay $1,000 or more in cash wages in any calendar quarter
Indian Tribes recognized by the Federal Government

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