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may i ask what state you are located in?
There are three eligibility requirements to collect unemployment benefits in New York:
whether or not they were part time is not disqualifying.
In New York, as in most states, the base period is the earliest four of the five complete calendar quarters before you filed your claim for benefits. For example, if you filed you claim in October of 2012, the base period would be from June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012.
New York recognizes an alternate base period for those who can't meet the earnings requirements (below) in the regular base period. The alternate base period is the last four completed quarters before the person files for unemployment. This alternate period takes more recent employment into account. Even filers who qualify using the regular base period can ask the agency to instead use the alternate base period to calculate their benefits, if that would result in a higher weekly amount.
During the base period, your work history and earnings must meet all three of the following requirements:
does that adequately answer your question?
basically it does not matter what type of employment the employee was, it all depends on the credits/earned wages they have over their previous work experience.