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How much does unemployment pay?

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Unemployment payments are calculated based on a person's pay during the base period before he became unemployed, but there are additional factors that alter the amounts as well. To find an accurate estimate of possible unemployment payment, contact a local state unemployment organization.

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How much does unemployment pay?
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Unemployment payments depend on several factors. Payments will likely only be a percentage of a person's regular pay. Each state sets its own maximum unemployment payment, and benefits are limited to 26 weeks in most states. In order to be eligible for unemployment benefits, a person must be unemployed through no fault of his own, and must meet certain wage requirements during the base period.


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