Unemployment Benefits in Utah

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Utah. 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 Utah Department of Workforce Services Department runs the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.


The fastest way to file a claim is online. To begin this process click here. You can file online available from 11:45 PM-2AM, Monday-Sunday.

Phone (existing claims only)

You may not file a new claim over the phone, but assistance for existing claims and other questions is available by telephone. For questions regarding an existing claim or UI benefits in general, please call the Claims Assistance and Re-Employment Team at:

LocationPhone Number
Salt Lake and South Davis Counties(801) 526-4400
Weber and North Davis Counties(801) 612-0877
Utah County(801) 375-4067
Remainder of State and Out of State1-888-848-0688
  • Fax - Claims (801) 526-4401
  • Fax - Monetary (801) 526-9394
  • Fax - Adjudications (801) 526-4402

Coronavirus Update: Utah is providing updates on Unemployment Insurance changes related to COVID-19 here: https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/index.html

Info you need to apply

To apply for unemployment, you need to provide personal information including:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • The names of all employers as they appear on your pay stub with the dates worked for all employers since January 1, 2019
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if you obtain work through a union
  • Your State Driver's License or Identification Card number, if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration Number, if you are not a U.S. citizen but are legally authorized to work in the United States
  • If you have any non-Utah employers, you must have an accurate mailing address and phone number for them

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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