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Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits

To apply now for Pennsylvania unemployment benefits click here.

The latest figures for Pennsylvania 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  

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Unemployed through no fault of your own
Able to work
Available for work
Be actively seeking work
Generally, you must be unemployed through no fault of your own to receive Pennsylvania unemployment insurance benefits.  The following are some of the reasons your eligibility for Pennsylvania unemployment benefits may be denied.
  • Health reasons
  • Transportation problems
  • Spouse following spouse
  • Leaving work due to personal reasons
  • Leaving work to attend school
  • Job was not as anticipated
  • You found the work unsuitable
  • You were discharged for absenteeism/tardiness, rule violation, bad attitude, damage to equipment or property, unsatisfactory work performance, drug or alcohol usage
  • You were self-employed during the base year
  • You were able and available to work but chose not to
  • You refused suitable work
  • You were incarcerated
  • You were on strike
Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits: 16-26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $35 - $558

Determined by:  Highest quarterly wages, total base-year wages and credit weeks during the base year.

Qualifying Requirements:  You must meet certain minimum wage thresholds during the base period to qualify for Pennsylvania unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania.

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