Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in New Hampshire. 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.
The State of New Hampshire’s Department of Employment Security runs the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.
The fastest way to file a claim is online. To start your initial claim, click here.
Because of the high volume of filings, claimants are assigned a block of time to file their claim based on the first letter of your last name:
|Day Block||1st Letter of Last Name||Time Range to File Online|
|Monday / Tuesday||A - F||Monday 12am - 12pm|
|Monday / Tuesday||G - M||Monday 12pm - 12am|
|Monday / Tuesday||N - S||Tuesday 12am - 12pm|
|Monday / Tuesday||T - Z||Tuesday 12pm - 12am|
|Wednesday / Thursday||A - F||Wednesday 12am - 12pm|
|Wednesday / Thursday||G - M||Wednesday 12pm - 12am|
|Wednesday / Thursday||N - S||Thursday 12am - 12pm|
|Wednesday / Thursday||T - Z||Thursday 12pm - 12am|
|Friday||A - L||Friday 12am - 12pm|
|Friday||M - Z||Friday 12pm - 12am|
|Saturday||A - L||Saturday 12am - 12pm|
|Saturday||M - Z||Saturday 12pm - 12am|
|Sunday||A - F||Sunday 12am - 10am|
|Sunday||G - M||Sunday 10am - 2pm|
|Sunday||N - S||Sunday 2pm - 6pm|
|Sunday||T - Z||Sunday 6pm - 12am|
Due to COVID-19, all offices are closed and phone inquiries should be made to the Unemployment Assistance Hotline: 603-271-7700.
To apply for unemployment, you need to provide personal information including:
You will also need the following for each employer you worked for in the past 18 months:
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.