Unemployment Benefits in Louisiana

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Louisiana. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.

What is it called?

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) runs the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.

Online

The fastest way to file a claim is online. Click here to get started.

By Phone

You can also file a claim by phone by calling between 8AM - 7PM daily: 866-783-5567.

Info you need to apply

  • Your Social Security number
  • The name, address, and telephone number of any place you have worked in the last 24 months (this information must be entered exactly as it appears on your check stub)
  • Valid email address

You may need additional information in certain situations

  • If not a U.S. citizen, your alien registration number, document number and expiration date
  • Form DD-214 (Member 4 copy), if you served in the military in the last 18 months
  • Form SF-50 or SF-8, if you are a federal civilian employee
  • If you are a union member, the name and local number of your union hall
  • To receive payments by direct deposit, you’ll also need your bank name, account number, and routing number. Otherwise, the LWC will send you a debit card.

FAQ + Resources

Please click here to learn more.

Click here for tutorials on how to apply online

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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