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Idaho Unemployment Application

If you are unemployed and wish to file a claim you may:

  1. Apply online at
  2. Report to your nearest local Idaho Department of Labor office.
  3. Call your nearest local Idaho Department of Labor office.

If you are filing a claim against Idaho, but live in another state, you may also file your claim online at or by calling (208) 332-3574.

Information needed when you file:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Driver’s License
  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, your Alien Registration number and card
  • The business names, complete addresses including zip codes, and phone numbers of all employers for whom you worked during the last 2 years
  • The dates your work started and ended for those employers
  • Your total gross earnings from those employers
  • The reason you are no longer working for those employers
  • DD Form 214, Member 4, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if you were a member of the Military Service in the past 2 years
  • Your county of residence if you live outside the state of Idaho

Want to know about how much you will receive?? —–>Calculate your benefits here

Unemployed?? ——>Check your eligibility for unemployment benefits

  1. I do not have a drivers license, but I do have a state ID. How can I get this number to verify in the system? I have selected the state ID option.

    • Sarah,

      I am not sure of a definite answer. Please try calling the Unemployment Office or refer to the “Resources” or “FAQs”.

  2. Alice Saylors I’ve had a reduction of hours at bonneville distr 93 school and have tried to apply on line but the department of labor site has not taken my information. Will you please contact me at 208-684-4085 and help me apply for benefits

  3. I’m trying to help a young person file an unemployment claim due to COVID-19. She has worked in Boise since 2019 yet still has an Oregon driver’s license. It doesn’t like info she enters. Do you have suggestions on how to complete required Unemployment claim info??

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