You must have spent time working during a minimum of two quarters in the base period.
Further, you must earn at least 35 times the WBA during the entire base period, which amounts to $2,835. Arkansas computes its WBA by multiplying your HQW by 1/26.
To determine your eligibility, follow this model:
- Did you work during 2 quarters of the base period?
■ # of quarters you worked > than 2
- Did you earn at least $2, 835 in the entire base period?
■ your base period earnings > than 35 x WBA
If you answered yes to both questions, you qualify for unemployment insurance in Arkansas.
Arkansas does not offer extended or alternate base periods.