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

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 WY, you must have worked during a minimum of two quarters in the base period. Your total base period earnings must be at least 1.4 times your HQW as well as at least 8% of WY’s average annual wages (AAW).

WY’s AAW is $43,770.

8% of this is $3,501.60

Therefore, the minimum total base period earnings is $3,500 with a minimum HQW of $875.

[NOTE: the minimum HQW is computed by dividing the minimum total base period earnings by 4]

WY offers an extended base period for those who received worker’s compensation, file a claim within 3 years of being injured/disabled, and file a claim within 60 days of the termination of worker’s compensation. For those who qualify, the regular base period may be with the last four quarters preceding the date of being injured/disabled. .

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