Louisiana Unemployment Agency Contact Information

In these trying financial times more and more of us are trying desperately to make ends meet, although that remains increasingly difficult with an uncertain economy and rampant unemployment rates. Fortunately, if you live in Louisiana and have recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be able to temporarily collect unemployment insurance benefits.

There are several ways of contacting the Louisiana agency for unemployment including by telephone, via the website, or email all with a wealth of resources to take advantage of.

The first step to determine if you qualify for benefits is to contact a Louisiana Department of Unemployment. The toll free phone number for the unemployment agency throughout the state is 1-866-783-5567. You may use this to file claims, ask questions, and gather information about your local unemployment office.

The Louisiana office of unemployment phone number utilizes the "Easy Call System," an interactive voice response system that makes filing claims and finding out important details simple and hassle free. The Louisiana Workforce Commission recommends using a push button, corded phone as opposed to a cordless or cellular phone to ensure your personal information isn't compromised.

When calling the Louisiana agency for unemployment you will need your Social Security number, phone number and email address, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any employers you have had over the last 18 months. You may also need to show your local unemployment office proof that you are unemployed through no fault of your own.

You may call the Louisiana Department of Unemployment any time of day, seven days a week, however, there are certain times better than others to call. Calling on Sundays or during non-business hours, which is anytime from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am, offers the best chance of short wait times. Keep in mind that any claims filed during the weekend are not processed until Monday evening.

In addition to calling the phone number for the unemployment agency, you may also log onto their website or send your queries to the Louisiana unemployment agency email address in use. The website address is www.laworks.net and you will need to click on the "Workers" tab and then choose the "Unemployment Benefits" link.

Although not a dedicated Louisiana unemployment agency email address, you may contact the Office of Workforce Development via email at owd@lwc.la.gov.

Again, the Louisiana office of unemployment phone number is 1-866-783-5567.

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