Here's how to reach us if you have questions about Unemployment Insurance, or need help with an application or claim.
The local phone numbers below all go to the same place. Local phone numbers are offered as a courtesy for callers who are charged more for long-distance calls.
If you are in a phone queue, you will not move ahead by trying one of the other phone numbers.
If you hang up to call a different number, you will lose your place and move to the end of the line.
East Orange 973-680-3518
Jersey City 201-217-4602
New Brunswick 732-937-4525
Perth Amboy 732-937-4525
Toms River 732-286-6460
North New Jersey: 201-601-4100
Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020
South New Jersey: 856-507-2340
Out-of-state claims: 888-795-6672 (you must call from a phone with an out-of-state area code)
New Jersey Relay: 7-1-1
Please note: Federal benefits created during the pandemic end September 4, 2021 and these auto-generated email responses will be revised to reflect this. For current information regarding federal benefits and extensions, see our homepage and myunemployment.nj.gov/extensions. If you have exhausted your unemployment benefits or are not eligible, or you need additional support, see myunemployment.nj.gov/morehelp.
This form will direct an auto-generated email to help answer your question. This email address is not monitored. Requests for password resets will be addressed by NJDOL staff. If the information you receive does not address your question, please contact our call center.
We look forward to offering you personalized virtual services while our One-Stop Career Centers are closed for in-person services due to COVID-19 response efforts. Submit a request for virtual career services support here.
For those looking for work, there are immediate openings in industries such as food distribution, health care, and warehousing. Visit New Jersey's jobs portal at jobs.covid19.nj.gov for more information.
Division of Unemployment Insurance, Customer Service Office
New Jersey Department of Labor
PO Box 058
Trenton, NJ 08625-0058