Benefit Details
New Jersey Unemployment Insurance
Managing Agency New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Program Description

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

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in New Jersey during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and be available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

In order to establish your unemployment claim, please visit:
Or file by phone at:
Union City (Serves Northeast New Jersey):
Freehold (Serves Northwest and Central New Jersey): 732-761-2020
Cumberland (Serves South Jersey): 856-507-2340
If you have questions, please call: 609-292-7162
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