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Wyoming Unemployment Eligibility

You must meet the following requirements in order to become eligible for unemployment insurance benefits in Wyoming.

Non Monetary Eligibility

  • Be unemployed through no fault of your own
  • Be able, available and actively seeking work
  • Must register at the first week you file for unemployment or go to your local Workforce Center to register for work. If you live outside of Wyoming, go to your nearest Workforce Center in your state of residency.
  • Must  have quit job or got fired for “good cause” related with work

Monetary Eligibility

In order to be monetarily eligible you must have earned adequate wages during your base period (the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters before the start date of your claim).

You must have earned wages in at least two quarters and have total base period earnings of 1.4 times your highest quarter.

To maintain your eligibility for Benefits, report any hours you worked and money you earned, including tips, each time you request payment. Even if it is one dollar or one hour, you must report it.

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Questions & Answers

  1. Lisa says:

    I quit my job in oklahoma where i have been employed for 12 years. I am actively looking for a job and applied several different places in Casper. Can I be eligible for unemployment benefits?

  2. Jaime says:

    I have been working for the University of Wyoming for a few years, and recently started a full time position in January 2017. My co-worker is leaving the university and the university is now telling me I have to absorb her job duties without any additional compensation. If I quit, am I eligible for unemployment until I find a new job at a different company? If I refuse to take on her job duties and still remain doing mine, and they fire me, am I eligible then as well? Thank you!

    • Sam says:

      You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further information.

  3. brandi says:

    I work for a company in Cheyenne Wy ,We will be closing our doors mid March -mid April.. I have been working for them for a little over 10 months now , lately it has becoming very stressful at work co-workers and customers both….If i were to quit because it becoming a very stressful environment, would I still be able to collect unemployment?

    • Sam says:

      You can be eligible to quit and draw due to hostile or dangerous working conditions.

      Please call the Unemployment Office to confirm before deciding.

  4. SherryLynn says:

    My husband has been notified that a buy out is in process and he will no longer have a job as of Dec 6. He has worked for 45 years, same office. They are surplus-ing workers in WY. His office will be run by remote technology or covered with workers from Casper. Would he qualify for unemployment?

  5. Karla Moore says:

    If I work for Laramie County School District #1 – am I still eligible for unemployment.

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