Q) I worked six months in New Jersey and six months in New York. I am eligible to file unemployment in New Jersey?
A) To be eligible for New Jersey unemployment benefits, you must have worked at least 20 base weeks in covered employment or you must have earned $7,300. For weeks worked in 2011, 2012, and 2013 the amount is $145. These wages must have been earned during a 52 week period that is called a base year.Base Year Period
Your regular base year period consists of 52 weeks that is determined by the date of your claim. The chart below shows what your regular base year period would be if you filed your claim any day between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.https://unemploymentoffice.us/new-jersey-unemployment-offices/new-jersey-unemployment-benefit-eligibility-requirements/