Benefit Details
Georgia Unemployment Insurance
Managing Agency Georgia

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Georgia's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked or earned wages in the state of Georgia in the past two years and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work, actively looking for work each week that you claim benefits, and you must be available to start working if an opportunity is presented to you.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

Claims for unemployment insurance may be filed online at or at any Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Career Center.

Program Contact Information

The GDOL operates 53 electronically connected local Career Centers offering a wide range of services to both job seekers and employers. To find the one nearest you, visit our website at:
To learn more about unemployment benefits for individuals, please visit our website at:
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