California Unemployment Phone Number
The toll free number 1-866-333-4606 can be called for unemployment insurance services. If you are calling to file a claim, you must call by Friday to collect credit for the week. This automated self-service system can be employed by customers who do not need to speak to a representative. Information is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
The toll free number 1-800-300-5616 is used for filing claims, check information, get general information from 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. This number is not available on state holidays and must be used if you need to speak with a representative.