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Unemployment Benefits Finder help

Learn more about the Unemployment Benefits Finder. Return to previous page

What does this tool do?

The Unemployment Benefits Finder helps you learn how to file for Unemployment Insurance in your state.

Each state has different filing requirements: many require you to file online and some provide toll-free telephone numbers or other ways to get help. You’ll find each state’s website links, phone numbers, or other available information using the Unemployment Benefits Finder.

What is Unemployment Insurance?

Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides unemployment benefits, usually in the form of weekly payments, to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own, and meet certain other eligibility requirements. UI is administered jointly by the U.S. Department of Labor and individual states.

To learn more, select your state in the Unemployment Benefits Finder, and follow the links to find details of your state’s program.

How do I get started?

Simply select your state and click “Search.”

Where does this information come from?

Unemployment Insurance (UI) program data is collected and maintained by CareerOneStop.

Who can I contact for help?

For help using the Unemployment Benefits Finder, contact the CareerOneStop Service Center at info@careeronestop.org. For questions about Unemployment Insurance, call
1-877-US2-JOBS(1-877-872-5627) or TTY 1-877-889-5627.