How much can my employees collect from the state each week?

This will vary from employee to employee and state by state.

 

The state will look at the total earnings during the base period (usually the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters to arrive at the base period earnings. Using the base period earnings, the state will arrive at a weekly benefit amount.

 

Some states also add additional money to the weekly benefit amount if the claimant has dependents.