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State: Nevada (NV)
Phone Number:(888) 890-8211. The local numbers are (775) 684-0350 for Northern Nevada and (702) 486-0350 for Southern Nevada.
Major Towns:Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Spring Valley, Enterprise, and Sparks
Current Unemploymnet Rate in Nevada

Nevada Unemployment Questions

How is the weekly benefit amount calculate?
If you are monetarily eligible, your WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT will be 1/25, or 4 percent of your highest quarter earnings. This amount cannot be more than the maximum weekly benefit amount, which is set by law each year, beginning July 1.

When Does My Claim Start?
Your claim begins the Sunday of the week you first file an Unemployment Insurance claim. Benefits cannot be paid for weeks prior to the beginning Sunday of your claim.

What are wage requirements?

A person must have worked in employment and have sufficient wages within a base period to qualify for the claim. The work must be in "covered" employment, but is not required to be wholly within one state. The vast majority of employers are "covered" employers, but some employment is exempt from coverage, such as work performed for a church, self-employment and work performed for private employers while in the custody of a state correctional institution.

In Nevada, a person must have earned at least $400 in one quarter of the base period, and have total base period earnings of not less than 1-1/2 times the earnings in the highest quarter, OR must have wages in at least 3 of the 4 base period quarters used to calculate eligibility.

If i accept odd jobs or part time work, will i still be eligible for benefits?
You are considered "UNEMPLOYED" in any calendar week during which you performed no work and earned no wages or worked less than full-time and were paid less than your WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT.
You cannot be paid unemployment benefits for any week:
(1) If you worked full-time during the week; or
(2) If you had earnings during the week equal to or more than your weekly benefit amount; or
(3) If you were self-employed during the week, whether or not you earned any money. The amount of time devoted to selfemployment is considered. Please contact the Telephone Claim Center if you have a question and are self-employed less than full-time; or
(4) If you are on a Leave of Absence.

What if I have quit my job or got fired?
Unemployment Insurance is for the benefit of persons unemployed through NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. Every person has the right to leave any job for any reason. But if it is determined that you quit without good cause or were discharged for misconduct in connection with the work from your last job, you must be denied benefits. If you worked for your employer for less than 16 weeks, the separation from your next-to-last job will also be considered in determining your eligibility. If you were fired,

What If I Get A Pension OR Retirement?
You must inform the Nevada Telephone Claim Center if you receive any pension or retirement payments such as Private employer plans, Annuity, Keogh, Deferred compensation etc. Your unemployment benefits may be reduced if you receive income from any of the sources listed above.

Questions & Answers

106 thoughts on “Nevada Unemployment Benefits”

  1. Sharron says:

    If I quit a job due to becoming a co-owner of a business then filed for unemployment after a year while still co-owner, am I eligible for unemployment?

    1. Sam says:


      I am not sure about your eligibility under such circumstances. Please consult the Unemployment Office by calling them.

  2. Sheila says:

    If I get laid off and will be collecting a pension can I collect unemployment?

    1. Sam says:


      If you were laid off due to involuntary reasons and looking for employment, you can be eligible. Please declare your pension at the time of applying.

  3. Margaret Adymy says:

    I suffered a mild stroke at the very end of February, 2018. I have been at home, going to various specialists and rehabilitation. I believe my last job was so stressful, it may have been a big factor in having a stroke. Now I feel well enough to return to work, but not at that employer’s office, it is too stressful. Am I eligible to receive unemployment?

    1. Sam says:


      Unfortunately, personal reasons such as health issues are generally not considered. Please call the Unemployment Office.

  4. JonScott Berning says:

    Im seeking my w2’s frpm a company based out of Pahrump NV, nothing yet… another worker also from salem Oregon says that the last 8 years he has claimed uniployment from NV… I don’t want to claim…. I just want to know if ANY funds have been posted under my SSN within your State and im getting nothing by phone…. wont post company here or my ssn will wait for reply to do so….. I cant actualy file eletronicly…ONLY have dates, but no check stubs as I was paid roughly 18,000 in 5 months in cash but the stubs had deductions…. PLEASE SOME ANSWER TO ME FOR HELP

  5. Sam says:


    Please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website for accurate calculation.

  6. Jimmy Carson says:

    You will have to file online which Nevada because she works the year in Las Vegas. You can do this online and let him know that you moved out of state looking for work require you still do stop search

  7. Linda Loveland says:

    I worked in Las Vegas, NV in 2017. I lost my job on 12/23/2017. I moved back to California to live with family in January 2018. Do I file unemployment in Nevada or California?

    1. Sam says:


      Please consider filing from the state where your previous employment was based.

  8. Charlene J. Strong says:

    I am no longer getting unemployment checks, I started new job on November 20th, 2017. I am writing to you to let you know I am working now. If there is anything else I need to do, please call me. I am employed by Home Helpers as a Caregiver. I work part time 30 hours a week at 11.00 per hour. Thank you Charlene

    1. Sam says:


      Congratulations on your new job! Please note this is a private forum and we are not in contact with the authorities. You can stop making weekly claims and that should take care of it. Please call the Claims Center for clarification.

  9. Harley Hills says:

    How do I file weekly on the phone and when will I know I have been approved for benifits

    1. Sam says:


      We suggest you file for and maintain your claims online for hassle-free management of weekly claims. Please use this web link –

  10. Paul says:

    I left a good job for a new job, with promises I would be doing the same thing in this new job as my old job. The only difference was I was going from a part time job to a full time job. They pretty much deceived me on what the job responsibilities were in this new job. I quit that job today, am I entitled to unemployment benefits since the job was not as they described?

    1. Sam says:


      It may be considered as voluntary exit making you ineligible to claim. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

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