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

Nevada defines an employer as having paid a minimum of $225 in any quarter of the base period.

To qualify for unemployment insurance in Nevada, your total base period earnings must be at least 1.5 times your HQW. Your HQW must be a minimum of $400, making the minimum total amount of base period earnings to be $600. Finally, you must have worked during at least two quarters of the base period.


You must have worked during a minimum of three quarters of the base period and earned an HQW of at least $400. (You do not have to multiply your HQW by 1.5 when using this method)

NV offers both an extended base period and an alternate base period. The alternate base period considers the last four completed calendar quarters of the base period (instead of the first four). The extended base period considers the last four quarters of the previous base year (BY) if one quarter has been used in a previous unemployment insurance claim. It also may be extended up to one week if there is an overlap of the same quarter in two consecutive base periods.

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