Idaho

Idaho Unemployment Agency Contact Information

In these turbulent economic times, with the economy showing little to no signs of improvement, it can be difficult if you've been laid off from your job in Idaho. Finding a job to replace the one you lost can prove to be quite a challenge, and an extended period of time without a paycheck could leave you with financial problems. If you've been laid off from work, the first thing you should do is contact your local unemployment office in Idaho.

There are several ways to go about filing for unemployment benefits in Idaho. You can choose to file an initial claim online at IdahoWorks System, or you can file by phone or in person at the department of unemployment, called the Idaho Department of Labor. They have offices throughout the state, and can help you with everything from filing for unemployment to answering questions about your eligibility. The main office is located in Boise, and the phone number for unemployment agency there is (208) 332-3575. They can help direct you to the agency for unemployment nearest you, or you can see a complete list of offices online as well. The list also includes an office of unemployment phone number for each location, so you can call to file your claim online or to get directions.

The offices are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. If you have general questions regarding unemployment benefits in Idaho, you can email the Department of Labor at their unemployment agency email address, www@labor.idaho.gov.

Benefits can be received of up to a maximum of $334 per week. The amount you will receive is dependent upon the amount of money you made at your previous jobs. In order to file for benefits, you will need to provide the Idaho Department of Labor with some information so that they can determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits and, if so, how much are you eligible to receive. Basic information such as your Social Security number, your driver's license, and the contact information for all previous employers from the last two years, as well as the dates you worked for them, your gross earnings from these employers, and the reason why you are no longer working for them are necessary to file for unemployment benefits in Idaho.


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