Next Friday I will officially be unemployed for the summer. Now I'm tryin 2 see how to get my first check as soon as possible. Here in Arkansas, we have to got through a hold back week before we can collect. I was wondering if I go to the unemployment office this Friday do any of u know if next week can be considered my hold back week so that way I can get a check on the first week of being unemployed or do I have to wait for the first official unemployed week to be the hold back week? I appreciate the answers.