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Hawaii Unemployment Contact Information

Hawaii Unemployment Contact Information

Hawaii Unemployment Phone Numbers

1Call Center(833) 901-2272
(833) 901-2275
(808) 762-5751
(808) 762-5752
5Special Activities Unit(808) 586-8947
6Benefit Overpayment(808) 586-8947
7Statement of Charges(808) 586-8951
8Unemployment AbuseReport Fraud
9Employment Security AppealsFile an Appeal

The majority of Hawaii’s unemployment insurance program can be found online, but there are a few instances where it might be helpful to talk to a live customer service representative on the phone. In these instances, claimants will want to call the unemployment Claims and Benefits Call Center or a local claims office.

The Unemployment Claims and Benefits Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. HST.

Call Center Phone Numbers:

  • (833) 901-2272
  • (833) 901-2275
  • (808) 762-5751
  • (808) 762-5752

There are several language options available free of charge, including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Japanese.

Information needed when you call

When calling the Unemployment Claims and Benefits Center, they may ask for your personal information to find your application or claim.

This information might include your:

  • Name
  • Contact info, such as phone number or email address
  • Social Security number
  • Employment history

How to schedule a telephone appointment

You can request an appointment with the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations regarding unemployment issues at

If you require assistance with filing your initial claim, have inquiries about the status of your claim certification, want to calculate your weekly benefit amount, or have questions that you were unable to find answers to online, you’ll need to book an appointment with the regular UI claims team.

UI Adjudication

The UI Division’s Adjudication section is responsible for investigating and resolving issues that are delaying the payment of unemployment benefits. If you left your last job voluntarily or were terminated, your eligibility requirements must be determined by a claims examiner.

Mailing Address:
830 Punchbowl St., Room 429
Honolulu, HI 96813


  • Oahu: (808) 586-8930
  • Molokai/Lanai: (800) 468-4644 ext. 6-8930
  • Kauai: 274-3141 ext. 6-8930
  • Maui: 984-2400 ext. 6-8930
  • Hawaii: 974-4000 ext. 6-8930

If there are any concerns regarding your ability, availability, willingness to seek and accept work, or your failure to register for work, a claims examiner must assess your eligibility for benefits. If you receive a denial notice, you can file an appeal.

If it is discovered that you submitted a fraudulent claim for UI benefits or an overpayment has occurred, a claims examiner must determine if benefits can be continued and whether any penalties apply.

Be prepared for long wait times because lots of people try to call the staffs. Remain patient and you will get through to someone who can help you. Even though it is frustrating to wait so long, it’s important to be courteous to Hawaii UI claims staff. You will get a lot more help if you are kind instead of terse and rude.

Hawaii Unemployment Claims Offices

wdt_IDUnemployment OfficesPhoneFaxEmail
1Oahu Claims Office
830 Punchbowl St.
Rm 110
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-8970 (808)
2Hilo Claims and Benefits
1990 Kinoole St.
Ste 101
Hilo, HI 96720-5293
(808) 974-4086 (808)
3Kona Claims and Benefits
81-990 Halekii St.
Rm 2090
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 322-4822 (808)
4Maui Claims and Benefits
54 South High St.
Rm 201
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 984-8400 (808)
5Kauai Claims and Benefits
4370 Kukui Grove St.
Ste 3-214
Lihue, HI  96766
(808) 274-3043 (808)

Most of the information about the Hawaii unemployment insurance program is accessible by the state’s online portal, but occasionally, you may have to visit your local unemployment office location for an in-person appointment.

While most appointments are done via telephone, they do have a limited number of walk-in appointments at each location. These appointments are available to help claimants file an initial application or weekly claim certification, answer questions about unemployment claim processing, explain the weekly benefit amount determination process, or answer any general questions someone may have.

You can schedule an appointment with a UI benefits customer service agent by visiting

Hawaii American Job Centers

wdt_IDNameLocationPhoneCenter Hours
1American Job Center Hawaii - Hawaii Island427 Kilauea Avenue
Unit B10
Hilo, HI 96720
808-935-6527Monday-Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
2American Job Center Hawaii - Oahu680 Iwilei Road
Dole Cannery Office Bldg. Suite 700
Honolulu, HI 96817
808-768-5701Monday-Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
3American Job Center C/O Maui County Business Resource Center110 `Ala`ihi Street
Maui County Service Center, #209
Kahului, HI 96732
808-270-5777Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4Workforce Development - WorkSource Molokai55 Makaena Street
Room 4
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
808-553-1755Monday-Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
5American Job Center Hawaii - Kauai4444 Rice Street
Suite 302
Lihue, HI 96766
808-274-3056Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’re looking for career help to find a new job, you’ll want to visit your local American Jobs Center Hawaii location.

The American Job Centers, also known as One-Stop Centers, are state and local organizations working together to address the workforce development needs of Hawaii. These centers provide free work search services to both job seekers and businesses in all four counties.

Available Services

Job seekers can access various services, including:

Assistance with HireNet Hawaii

HireNet Hawaii is an online job search and matching system that connects workers with potential employers in Hawaii. American Job Centers offer assistance with HireNet Hawaii to ensure job seekers have the resources they need to find suitable job opportunities. This service includes helping unemployed workers create an online profile, search for job listings, and apply for positions. By utilizing this service, job seekers can access job listings from various industries, save their search history and receive job alerts when new opportunities arise.

Career counseling

Career counseling is a service provided to job seekers to help them navigate the complexities of job searching, identify their individual career goals, and develop strategies to achieve them. This service involves one-on-one sessions with a trained career counselor who will assess the job seeker’s skills, experience, and interests. Based on this assessment, the counselor will provide guidance on job search techniques, assist with creating a professional resume, and help the job seeker develop an effective career plan. The counselor may also provide advice on interview techniques, salary negotiation, and career advancement opportunities.

Computer access

Job seekers can access the American Job Centers’ resource center computers to search for job openings, create resumes, and apply for jobs online. The resource center computers are equipped with the necessary software and tools, such as word processors and internet browsers, to assist each worker in their job search. The resource center staff is also available to help job seekers with computer-related questions, such as navigating job search websites, creating an email account, and using job search apps.

Job search support

Job search support is a service that provides job seekers with the tools and resources necessary to conduct a successful job search. American Job Centers offer job search support services such as workshops, job fairs, and networking events. These services provide job seekers with opportunities to meet with employers, learn about job openings, and network with other job seekers. Job search support also includes assistance with job applications, interview preparation, and job referrals.

Skills training

Skills training is a service offered to job seekers who want to acquire new skills or improve their existing ones. American Job Centers provide skills training programs that cover various industries, such as healthcare, hospitality, and information technology. These programs include classroom instruction, on-the-job training, and apprenticeships. By participating in a skills training program, an employee can increase their chances of finding an employer in a high-demand industry and improve their income potential.

Visit any of the American Job Centers to learn more about these available services.

  1. Aloha I tried every number prob a 100 times to do with hawaii ui claims and i get routed to automated system that that doesnt hear your selected option number. very very stressful. Any advice is very much appreciated.

    • Ashley,

      Please consider the option of visiting an office in the vicinity if safe and feasible (you might be required to book an appointment on the website).

  2. Is the UI claims certification site being serviced today? I’ve been trying to file my claim for the week ending: (8/18-8/25) for the last hr. & I can’t finish my claim! Will it be up today, or do I have to go to the ofc.?!

    • Killien,

      I hope the website issue is fixed now. If you continue having problems accessing the website, please call the Claims Center for assistance.

  3. Is it ok to drop off a weekly claim card at another claims office besides the one that it was opened at and will it be processed?

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