Do I lose my unemployment benifits if I take a commission only Job?Yes,  What if no sales are made I do not make any money from the job.

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Each state has different rules based on federal guidelines as it relates to eligibility for umemployment benefits.  For example, if you are an employee of the company and you have a specific number of hours to work which includes some  administrative record keeping time, you may be eligible for umemployment benefits. Benefits. of course. are based on salary earned.  So if you make no sales. there will be no benefitrs. 

Below are the Federal guidelines

"1. You must meet the State requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a "base period". (In most States, this is usually the first four out of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the time that your claim is filed.)

2. You must be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own (determined under State law), and meet other eligibility requirments of State law."  Source: US Dept of Labor. "

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