New to unemployment?
Unemployment benefits may be available if you have recently lost your job.
After missing five or more weeks of filing for benefits, you can restart your claim online.
Affected by COVID-19
The federal CARES Act expands unemployment benefits to people affected by COVID-19. If you are not eligible for regular unemployment, learn more about Pandemic Unemployment Assistance here:
Employers: We can help
We have adopted changes to reduce the burden on employers during the crisis.
Do you suspect someone has filed for unemployment benefits using your information?
Returning to work
As the economy reopens in phases during the COVID-19 crisis, we and our workforce partners offer continued unemployment and re-employment services.
Please visit the Return to work page for a range of resources for workers and employers.
The Refusal of work page responds to questions about an employee not returning to their job, as well as potential employer responses.
How to get help
We’re here to help. But with 20,000 calls coming into our phone center each day, wait times are very long, and many of you are struggling to reach us.Learn more