You daily unemployment benefit is 60% of the daily rate of pay from your last job during that base year.  It cannot be less than $12.70 a day or more than 5% of the monthly wage base.  The maximum daily rate fluctuates based on growth in average national wages.  This calculation is based on straight time pay, not overtime or extra pay.  The calculation can include any cost of living allowances that may be available.  If your previous job consisted of mileage such as train and engine services, the rate of pay considers the number of miles in a basic workday.

After you have satisfied the waiting period, benefits are paid for days of unemployment over four in a 14 day claim period.