Montana Unemployment Agency Contact Information

If, like many residents across the country, you are unexpectedly unemployed you are well aware of the financial struggles that may follow, especially with an unfavorable economy. But fortunately, you may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits for a temporary period of time. Residents of Montana should contact the agency for unemployment in the state either by telephone or via the Internet to determine eligibility as soon as possible.

To file a claim or ask questions about filing a claim, call this phone number for the unemployment agency in Montana; 406-444-2545 if you are in the western or Helena side of the state. You should use this number; 406-247-1000, if you are on the eastern or the Billings side of the state of Montana.

Either phone number for the unemployment agency in Montana is in service from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesdays. Both offices are closed on weekends and state and federal holidays.

If you need to send something to the department via fax, the fax phone number for the unemployment agency in Montana is 406-444-2699.

If you need to mail in forms or documents, the physical mailing address for the Montana Department of Unemployment is:

Unemployment Insurance Division

PO Box 8020

Helena, Montana 59604-8020

When contacting the Montana Department of Unemployment you will need to provide your Social Security number, your contact information, your work history for the past 18 months, and the contact information for your previous employers as well as your earnings or wages.

To contact the Montana agency for unemployment online, fill out the form at this website: and include your complete question and email address. Alternately, the Montana unemployment agency email address to use for contacting the claims center is

You may also visit your local unemployment office in Montana in person for more information. There are several Work Force Service Centers located throughout the state for your convenience. To find the one nearest to you, or to find the office of unemployment phone number for the closest center, log onto for a complete list. Your phone book will also have listings for your local unemployment office in Montana.

For an all-inclusive full list that includes email addresses and physical addresses as well as phone numbers for all of Montana's job service centers, log onto

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