How Long Do I Have to Work For to Collect Unemployment in North Dakota?

To qualify for unemployment insurance in North Dakota, you must have a total base period earnings of at least 1.5 times your HQW. You also must have worked during a minimum of two quarters in the base period. You must qualify for the minimum weekly benefit amount (WBA) of $43.

The WBA is computed by multiplying the total wages of 2.5 different quarters by 1/65 (the 2.5 is comprised of the highest wages of two different quarters and ½ of the wages in the third highest quarter).

The minimum required total base period earnings is $2,795. Also, the lowest possible HQW $1,864.

In North Dakota an employer or employing unit is covered under unemployment insurance if it paid at least $1,500 in wages during any calendar quarter in the current or previous calendar year. Further, an employer/employing unit is also covered under unemployment insurance if it paid wages to at least one employee and employed said worker at least one day per week during the 20 weeks of the current or previous calendar year.

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  • Im in North Dakota. I have worked here for 7 months. December to July. I was laid off because our oil site shut down due to budget. Am i qualified for unemployment??

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