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

There is no minimum amount of time or wages an employer has to meet in order to qualify under unemployment compensation.

To qualify for UI in WA, you must work a minimum of 680 hours during the base period with corresponding wages.

WA offers an alternate base period, which considers the last four completed calendar quarters of the base period (instead of the first four); however, an extended base period is not offered.

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