Aloha! Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Hawaii. Whatever your circumstances during this challenging time, we’re here to help and make it as easy as possible! Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we've summarized the process and resources for you below.
The State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) runs the state's Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.
Coronavirus update: Hawaii is providing updates on Unemployment Insurance changes related to COVID-19 here
The recommended way to file a claim in Hawaii is online. The process takes about 30 minutes to complete.
File online during these times only:
Weekends and Holidays: 9AM - 11PM HST
How to file:
You must first create an online account here. You will need a valid email address in order to set up your account. Within a few minutes of creating your account, you will receive an email containing your temporary password. You can then create a permanent password and proceed with filing.
First time filers can file here.
You will need the following information handy when you apply for benefits:
Before you submit your application, be sure to review all your answers thoroughly!
Check out this useful video tutorial
Pômaika`i! Good luck! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.