Nebraska Online Unemployment

As the American economy continues to struggle, many families are faced with financial hardship. Thousands of adults belonging to these families are unemployed. The United States government has unemployment agencies nationwide that help people collect money while they are out of work. The Nebraska Department of Labor is one such agency, and it offers unemployment services online for people who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

Nebraska Unemployment Service Online

Nebraskans are able to file for unemployment online via the Department of Labor website at: The service is free, and the website is user-friendly. In order to file for unemployment online, you will need the following documents and information:

  • Your social security number
  • Your name, address and contact phone number
  • Id card or driver's license number
  • Employment authorization number (for non-citizens only)
  • Form DD 214 #4 (only for those who served in the U.S. military within the past 18 months)
  • Name, mailing address and phone numbers of all employers you worked for in the past 18 months
  • All starting and ending dates for places you worked in the past 18 months
  • Total amount of your wages for each employer, as well as the frequency in which you were paid (ex. weekly, monthly, etc)
  • Reasons for all terminations of employment (ex. you quit, were fired, laid off, etc.)

Once you have gathered the above information, you are ready to complete the online application. The application consists mostly of questions related to your work history and employment status.

Other Necessary Filing Information

If you would like to receive your unemployment payments via direct deposit, you should be prepared to enter your bank account number and bank routing number when you file your application. You should also be prepared to choose a PIN (personal id number) to help maintain the privacy of your correspondence with the Department of Labor.

Additional Resources

In addition to online unemployment filing, the website also provides other resources. Via the website, workers may access the following:

  • an online job search bank
  • job training services and information
  • information concerning labor laws
  • job fair listings

Though the online unemployment application is easy-to-follow, some people may have questions about the application process. The most common questions are answered under the FAQ section of the website. However, if you have a question or concern not addressed there, simply contact the Department of Labor at (402) 458-2500.

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