General information related to Unemployment Insurance:

(You may contact the Office of Unemployment Insurance at 202-693-3029)

In addition to helping workers and their families, the Unemployment Insurance programs play a key role in helping businesses, communities, and the nation's economy. It was created in 1935 in response to the Great Depression, when millions of people lost jobs. These people couldn't buy goods or services, which contributed to more layoffs.

Since then, the program has continued to help cushion the impact of economic downturns and bring economic stability to communities, states, and the nation by providing temporary income support for laid-off workers.

CareerOneStop contains information on service providers that are relevant to employment and training. Here you will find Locations, hours of operation, and phone numbers for local services ranging from unemployment insurance, and job assistance to American Job Centers.


For state-specific information on unemployment benefits, employment assistance, or employer information, select your state on this map:

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Please call 202-693-3029 if you have additional questions about Unemployment Insurance and wish to contact USDOL’s Office of Unemployment Insurance.

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