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.
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
ONLINE or by PHONE
Below are three options to open a new Unemployment Claim:
Option 1: Call one of the following Call Centers:
- Call Centers are open Monday – Friday 8:00am until 4:30pm
- Southern New Jersey (856)507-2340
- NorthWest and Central New Jersey (732)761-2020
- NorthEast New Jersey (201)601-4100
- Out-of-State (888)795-6672
Refer to the Schedule Below based on the last digit of your SSN to determine which day to call!
|Day to Call||Last Digit of your SSN|
|Monday||0, 1, 2 or 3|
|Tuesday||4, 5 or 6|
|Wednesday||7, 8, or 9|
|Thursday / Friday||Anyone|
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:
|Camden||2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue Camden NJ 08101|
|East Orange||50 South Clinton Street, 2nd Floor East Orange, NJ 07018|
|Elizabeth||921 Elizabeth Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07201|
|Hackensack||60 State Street, 1st Floor Hackensack, NJ 07601|
|Jersey City||438 Summit Avenue, 1st Floor Jersey City, NJ 07306|
|Neptune||60 Taylor Avenue North Neptune, NJ 07753|
|Newark||990 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102|
|Newton||Sussex County Mall, Route 206 North Newton, NJ 07860|
|Passaic||25 Howe Avenue Passaic, NJ 07055|
|Paterson||200 Memorial Drive, 1st Floor Paterson, NJ 07505|
|Perth Amboy||161 New Brunswick Ave 3rd Floor, Suite 300 |
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
|Pleasantville||2 South Main Street Pleasantville, NJ 08232|
|Somerville||75 Veterans Memorial Dr. E., Suite 100 Somerville, NJ 08876|
|Trenton||26 Yard Avenue Trenton, NJ 08625|