Tennessee Employment Agency Contact Information

With fifteen career centers and 45 affiliated sites, Tennesseans can find an agency for unemployment near them. The phone number to the unemployment office is specific to its location. To find a number for the unemployment agency nearest you, you can look at the list at the department of unemployment website. In Tennessee, the unemployment department is part of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The Tennessee Phone Number for Unemployment

The Tennessee department of unemployment phone number is 1-800-848-0299. You can find most answers and file a claim online at www.tn.gov/labor or at https://ui.tn.gov. Even when filing a claim online, you will need to do so during regular work hours. Once you file a claim, the number for the unemployment agency claims department is 1-615-253-0800 or 1-877-813-0950. It is advised not to call the phone number to the unemployment office until you have completed the claim online and waited for twelve days. They will let you know via the automated number for unemployment agency.

The Automated Unemployment Agency Contact Information

The TIPS Line is the automated number for unemployment agency of Tennessee. Do not use TIPS until you have received your pin number. You will receive your pin number when you file your claim online. Once you file your claim, you should check your claim on the automated system. You must use the system each week to verify that you are still unemployed. You must do this, even if you have not been approved yet. This is a very important reason to keep up with the automated phone number for unemployment benefits.

If you live in Nashville the automated number for unemployment agency is 1-615-532-1800. If you live outside the Nashville area, the automated unemployment agency contact information is 1-800-689-9799. If you are a Tennessee citizen living out of state, the number is 1-800-262-8094.

The Tennessee Agency for Unemployment Eligibility Rules

1. A Tennessee citizen may be eligible if they worked for an employer who paid into the unemployment system.

2. They must have lost their job through no fault of their own. For example, they were laid off, the business closed or the business downsized.

3. The unemployment department can help Tennesseans who are former service members or former federal workers find out about the programs for which they are eligible.

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