The weekly benefit amount depends on the income of the employee and the number of hours that are reduced. If an employee’s hours are reduced by 20%, they would receive 20% of the unemployment insurance benefits they would have received if they had been laid off. FOR EXAMPLE: If Jim usually works five days a week and earns $500, he would now work four days per week and earn $400 from his employer. If Jim is eligible for $275 a week in unemployment insurance benefits, he will now receive both the $400 in wages from his employer and $55 in Work Share benefits for the week (20% of his $275 weekly benefit), for a total of $455. Your employees can use our online benefit estimator to find out how much they are eligible to earn through Work Share.