State of New Jersey Unemployment Assistance

State of New Jersey Unemployment Assistance

You may be eligible to apply for and receive New Jersey unemployment assistance payments. If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements, information about the process to file a claim is included below.

State of New Jersey Unemployment Assistance

You must wait until you are unemployed/effective lay-off date to file for benefits. Claims filed while still employed WILL NOT BE PROCESSED!

Unemployment Claims can ONLY be filed

Below are three options to open a new Unemployment Claim:

Option 1: Call one of the following Call Centers:

Refer to the Schedule Below based on the last digit of your SSN to determine which day to call!

Day to CallLast Digit of your SSN
Monday0, 1, 2 or 3
Tuesday4, 5 or 6
Wednesday7, 8, or 9
Thursday / FridayAnyone

Option 2: File your claim Online (24/7)

Option 3: Visit a One-Stop Career Center

* You will NOT be able to file a claim in person at any office!
If you don’t have access to a computer at home, you may use a designated Career Center for assistance.

The Career Centers provide courtesy phones that will connect directly to an Unemployment Call Center and/or PC access for filing a claim electronically.  Below are the New Jersey Unemployment Insurance locations:

Camden2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue Camden NJ 08101
East Orange50 South Clinton Street, 2nd Floor East Orange, NJ 07018
Elizabeth921 Elizabeth Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Hackensack60 State Street, 1st Floor Hackensack, NJ 07601
Jersey City438 Summit Avenue, 1st Floor Jersey City, NJ 07306
Neptune60 Taylor Avenue North Neptune, NJ 07753
Newark990 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102
NewtonSussex County Mall, Route 206 North Newton, NJ 07860
Passaic25 Howe Avenue Passaic, NJ 07055
Paterson200 Memorial Drive, 1st Floor Paterson, NJ 07505
Perth Amboy161 New Brunswick Ave 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Pleasantville2 South Main Street Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Somerville75 Veterans Memorial Dr. E., Suite 100 Somerville, NJ 08876
Trenton26 Yard Avenue Trenton, NJ 08625