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Can I collect unemployment if I quit my job because of a distance issue?

by Michele
(Stamford, CT)

I just quit my job in NJ about 2 weeks ago because I moved to CT at the beginning of the year and attempted to make the commute. My drive was about 60 miles each way plus all the tolls, gas, car, and we did not receive any bonuses or raises this year.

Please advise. Thank you.

Hi Michele,

No, I don't think you will. If the employer changed location .. there might be a possibility because then the quit would become attributable to the employer.

But you are the one that moved .. therefore you had a choice or "control". Everyone, I'm sure would understand why, but it would be for a personal reason, therefore why should the employer be monetarily penalized for your personal choice to move.

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