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The Riley Guide: Handling a Job Loss or Salary Guides & Guidance

File for Unemployment Benefits



Filing for unemployment? Want to file your unemployment claim online? This page links you to the official Unemployment Insurance information websites for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

These government sites are your official source for information on unemployment compensation. All of these agencies allow you to file your unemployment claims online or by telephone for free, so go ahead and file unemployment online fast and easy.

Warning: The state of Minnesota was warning users that several states were reporting scams involving voice or text messages sent to unemployment applicants’ phones telling the applicants that their unemployment account had been de-activated or suspended and to reactivate by calling the phone number provided. Do not respond to this message! They are trying to access your UI debit account to steal your funds. Remember — never give out your PIN number to anyone.

This list is arranged alphabetically by state/locality name.

You may want to look at these other areas for additional information:

  1. Our list of resources for Local US Jobs, which includes links to all state offices of employment services.
  2. Preserving your Health And Retirement Benefits After Job Loss, including information on the 2009 COBRA Health Insurance Continuation Premium Subsidy.
  3. Check Benefits.gov, a portal designed to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. You do not need to enter any personal information but you can search for various federal, state, and local programs that you might approach for assistance. level.

The Agency List

You may also want to check the Worker ReEmployment Portal at CareerOneStop.org to see if they might have links to additional resources. We also have more information on benefits under Coping with a Job Loss.

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