California here… My hours have gone from 40 down to about 15-25 (Irvine, CA, USA) I still have not been laid off because my job position is rather unique, and they’ll need my help when things pick up. I only work when they need me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as I’ve never applied for partial (or any) unemployment before. Thanks! Hi California:) File for unemployment .. due to the substantial reduction in hours you should be entitled to California partial unemployment benefits. Chris Comments for California here… My hours have gone from 40 down to about 15-25 Average Rating Oct 19, 2009Rating Partial Unemployment by: Rob H Thanks Chris!