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Unemployment Benefits Finder
Learn how to file for unemployment benefits in your state.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where:

  • An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work;
  • An individual is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work after the quarantine is over; and
  • An individual leaves employment due to a risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member.

March 30 update: New federal law allows states to extend benefits to self-employed and gig workers, and to provide an extra $600 per week as well as an additional 13 weeks of benefits. Learn more from these FAQs about Unemployment Benefits Finder or find the complete guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Select your state below to file and to learn more, including details about coronavirus updates. Please note that states are in the process of updating their websites to reflect these new laws. For now you should file for benefits as directed on your state's website and look for information about how to receive future updates. Also note that many states are experiencing high volumes of traffic and ask filers to be patient and persistent.

Below are links and phone contact information to guide you in filing for unemployment benefits in your state.

Many states require you to file for unemployment benefits on the web. Some provide toll-free numbers or other ways to file. Please note that states are in the process of updating their websites to reflect new laws. For now you should file for benefits as directed and look for information about how to receive future updates. Also note that many states are experiencing high volumes of traffic and ask that you be patient and keep trying if you have trouble connecting to a website or phone number.
Alabama Unemployment Insurance Program
General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program:
To file a UI claim online:
To file a claim by telephone number:
Coronavirus update: Alabama is providing updates on Unemployment Insurance changes related to COVID-19 here:
https://www.labor.alabama.gov/news_feed/News_Page.aspx
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