New Jersey Unemployment Benefits Calculator

The latest figures for New Jersey show an unemployment rate of 10.9%.

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
State in which you earned wages
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  
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020  
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New Jersey unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Out of work through no fault of your own
Ready to work
willing to work
Able to work

1- You must have worked at least 20 base weeks in covered employment or you must have earned $7,200
2-An The amount needed to establish a base week is $143.

Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits: Up to 26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  Max. $584 (in 2009)

Determined by: Average weekly earnings for the base period

1: Computation of Average weekly wage:  To calculate the "average weekly wage" the applicant's total wages for all your qualifying weeks in the base period are divided by that number of qualifying weeks. Assume total wage in base period = $32,000 and qualifying weeks = 32.   The average weekly wage thus calculated will be $1,000 and the maximum benefit amount = $584 (maximum benefit for New Jersey). In 2009, an applicant must have an “average weekly wage” of at least $210.
2: Total Benefits Payable: Let us presume that an individual worked 20 weeks during the base year period and his weekly benefit is $200.  Thus, his Max. benefit will be $4000.
Who qualifies as a dependent?  A unemployed spouse or civil union partner or an unmarried child up to age 19 (or 22 if the child is a full time student.)