(1) The UI base period is typically the first four of the five calendar quarters immediately preceding the quarter of UI application for benefits. For those who fail this first test, UI eligibility can be evaluated alternatively based on the four most recent calendar quarters.
(2) National Compensation Survey means across all occupations 1997 to 2003 (BLS 2008).
(3) Mean household sizes include one adult and two children with one child under age six. Three-person family poverty thresholds were $12,931 for 1997, $13,874 for 2000, and $14,949 for 2002 (Census 2007).