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Unemployment Benefits Finder

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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: New federal law provides unemployment benefits for self-employed and other workers, allows states to increase the amount of weekly benefits paid, and extends the number of weeks that benefits are paid. Read more in these FAQs about unemployment insurance or the complete guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.

To apply for unemployment benefits, select the state where you worked below. You’ll find website links and/or phone numbers to file and learn more about eligibility, benefits, and other questions you might have.

Each state administers their own Unemployment Insurance program, so individual state websites are the best source for updated information.

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

Please note that states are in the process of updating their websites to reflect newly expanded benefits (read more about COVID-19 related unemployment changes). For now you should file for benefits as directed on your state's website and look for information about how to receive future updates. Most state websites have updated FAQs to describe their status and advise you on how to trouble-shoot your application. Also note that many states are experiencing high volumes of traffic and ask filers to be patient and persistent.