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Unemployment Benefits for Quitting a Job

enum.jpgGetting unemployment benefits after a termination of a is a much-needed safety net between jobs. In New Jersey, benefits can start at 60% of an employee's average weekly wage during the base period (the first 4 or 5 calendar quarters before the unemployment benefits were sought), with more provided if the care of a dependent is involved. The benefits can last for up to 26 weeks (though a 13-week extension can be issued by the federal government if a state's unemployment rate reaches a certain level).