Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing and able to work, and actively seeking work.
The Office of Unemployment Insurance conducts almost all business by telephone. Claims may be filed by telephone or online at the above web address. All Claim Centers take claims by telephone only, every Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. All informational telephone calls, such as finding out the status of your unemployment insurance claim, should be directed to the Claimant Information Service at 1-800-827-4839.