Unemployment Benefits in Idaho

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Idaho. 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.

What is it called?

The State of Idaho Department of Labor runs the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.


Claimant Portal is the secure, self-service system you can use to manage your unemployment benefits account with Idaho Department of Labor. Click here to file

By Phone

Idaho does not accept claims over the phone.

Info you need to apply

  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license
  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, your Alien Registration number and card
  • Business names, complete addresses including zip codes and phone numbers of all employers for whom you worked during the past 2 years
  • Dates your work started and ended for those employers
  • Total gross earnings from those employers
  • Reason you are no longer working for those employers
  • DD Form 214, Member 4, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if you were a member of the military service in the past 2 years
  • County of residence if you live outside the state of Idaho

FAQ + Resources

For more information, click here.

Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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