To collect unemployment benefit in New Jersey you need to have been in employment for 20 consecutive weeks. This rule is stipulated by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Other conditions are that you have lived in New Jersey for 18 months and during your 20 weeks in employment earned at least $7,300. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development website at lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/content/faq.html#2 carries extensive details about claims including an Question and Answer section.
- Where can I register my claim?
- How is unemployment defined?
- How much unemployment benefit will I be paid?
- General rules