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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Unemployment Information


If you have general questions about unemployment insurance, such as who is eligible or how to apply, please visit NJ Department of Labor’s website: The site also has a new chat feature to answer your specific questions.  


If you are having trouble certifying for your weekly benefits, please click this link for a step-by-step instructions: Step-by-Step Guide 


If you require assistance with your unemployment claim, please click the following link to fill out an online form. A Department of Labor agent will assist you in the order in which your request was received:  UI Form Link    


Additional Resources: 


·       Reset your PIN and check your claims status: Claims Status  

·       Self-employed, gig worker, freelancer information for filing and certifying for benefits:Pandemic Unemployment Assistance  

·       Applying for unemployment benefits, NJ Paid Family & Medical Leave, Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family & Medical Leave: Worker FAQ’s  

·       New password for my account: UI Form Link   


We know these are difficult times and we appreciate your patience.  The Department of Labor is working as quickly as possible to serve everyone.