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Labor and Economic Opportunity

My claim is denied due to insufficient wages. What does that mean?

To establish an unemployment claim, you must: 

  1. Have worked for one or more liable employers within the last 18 months; 
  2. Have total wages of at least $1.5x the highest quarter wages which was earned in two different calendar quarters and one quarter must be at least $3,744 or total base period wages of at least $20,742. 

Once your claim has been filed, you can review the monetary determination letter for further explanation.  If you did not meet one or more of these requirements, your claim will be denied due to insufficient wages.