Need to file for or learn more about unemployment benefits?
Each state operates its own unemployment insurance program. Many require you to file for unemployment benefits online, and some provide toll-free numbers or other ways to obtain assistance in filing. Find available contact information by selecting your state below.
Are you a furloughed federal government employee?
You may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Federal employees who are unemployed due to the shutdown should apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
Information for Federal Workers:
Read more about Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). To apply for unemployment benefits, find your state's program below.
Are you a State Unemployment Insurance Agency?
- Current Policies in Unemployment Insurance Program Letters (UIPLs) on Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Related to the Shutdown:
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