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How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?
To file your claim, you will need the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your alien registration number - if you are not a citizen.
  • Recall date -if you expect to be recalled to your job.
  • Union hiring hall information, including local name and number (if you get your work through a union.
  • Complete name, address, and telephone number of your four most recent employers.
  • The beginning and ending dates of each period of employment and the reason for separation from your four most recent employers.

Apply Online
Before unemployment benefits can be paid to you, you must file a claim for unemployment benefits. You may file your new unemployment claim, or reopen an existing claim, via the Internet if you meet all the following requirements:

• You are a New Jersey resident;
• All of your employment in the past 18 months was in New Jersey;
• You did not work for the Federal Government in the past 18 months;
• You were not in the military service in the past 18 months.

If you meet these requirements, and you wish to file your unemployment claim via the Internet, visit our website at: Please note that is to be used only for filing a new unemployment claim or reopening an existing one. If you have a question about your claim or about unemployment insurance, click here.

File over the phone
If you do not wish to file your claim via the Internet, you may file by telephoning your Reemployment Call Center.

Union City (Serves Northeast New Jersey) (201) 601-4100
Freehold (Serves Northwest and
Central New Jersey) (732) 761-2020
Cumberland (Serves South Jersey) (856) 507-2340



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