Can you claim unemployment/underemployment? Back in December I lost my job, 40 hours at $15/hour. I had warning, so I was able to get a retail job. However, I’m only getting 8 hours a week at $9/hour. Due to finances and my husband’s schedule I can’t get a second job because I can’t afford childcare and I can’t work past 11AM. Any advice is appreciated. I am bad at sales and do not want to do any MLM.