Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in New York. 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 New York State Department of Labor runs the states Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.
It is best to apply for UI online. Sign in with your NY.GOV ID and follow the instructions to file a claim.
You may file your claim:
Sunday: 7:30 AM - 7PM
Call our Telephone Claim Center, toll-free to file a claim: 1-888-209-8124
Telephone filing hours have been extended as follows:
You can file a claim without all of these documents. However, missing information can delay your first payment.
For common questions about UI, go to this FAQ page.