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Louisiana Unemployment Phone Numbers

The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System, “Easy Call,” gives user-friendly access to general information concerning services provided by the different offices of the Louisiana Workforce Commission and provides certain services by telephone rather than in person or by mail.

You may call for general information and to find out about your benefits Tuesday through Saturday. No payment information is available on Monday, as claims filed late Friday through Monday are not processed until Monday night.

To file your initial and continued claim, call the “Easy Call” number 1-866-783-5567 (toll-free).

You can also call to this number:

  1. If you have any questions about how to complete the answers or how to use this Voice Response System
  2. To request any prior weeks or for any problems you may have
  3. If you believe someone has accessed your claim file
  4. If you believe the total wages in covered employment shown on your monetary determination is wrong or incomplete

Note: When you file a reconsideration, you must have your monetary determination, your Social Security Card, W-2 form, check stubs or any other proof of wages earned, and the name(s) and address(es) of employers that you worked for during the base period of your claim.

If you are disconnected or hang up before the system tells you that your claim has been processed, you will have to call again to file your claim. You will have five seconds to respond to the message, and then the selections will be repeated. If there is no response after the second time, the system will disconnect.

If you get a busy signal when you are trying to file your claims, wait a few minutes and try again.

  1. I received notice in April that my unemployment benefits were extended to 39 weeks due to COVID-19; but the system will not let me file my weekly claim for week 27.

  2. Hello. I was filing for UI for 4 weeks now. Today my status had changed to unresolved issues :yes
    And then down below it says :
    No outstanding issues been found
    Payment in progress status
    What shall I do?
    What does it mean ?

    1. Lena,

      Please wait for the further processing of your application. There will be thousands of applications for the office to be processed. Make sure to check the status at regular intervals.

  3. I am trying to help my mom file for unemployment benefits due to COVID-19. She said that when she tries to file, she gets the message that there has already been an account setup with her ssn. What should she do?

    1. Hello:
      I filed my unemployment last week on Wednesday 5-27-2020 and received my check on 5-28-2020; I went to file my claim for this week ending in 5-30-2020 and it says I have separation reasons mismatch issues how do I resolve them and what does that mean?

      1. Lanell,

        Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. You can use the “Resources” or “FAQs” section of the website.

    1. Sam,

      My wife is in fitness Industry. She is 1099 employee in 2018 she worked part time for business that she did pay some unemployment. I thought since Covid-19 1099 employees should be eligible for unemployment. She signed up and it said she was eligible for 17 dollars a week. What should we do?

  4. What do i need to do to stop my Louisiana unemplyment because Louisiana told me i had to file Louisiana and i have not worked in Louisiana for 3 years. I worked in Pennsylvania and need to file with them but i need to know how to stop my Louisiana first. I have called several numbers but you cannot talk to live person. My email is and my name is Bonnie Dautriel phone number 337.802.8516.

  5. I did my first weeks claim and I checked it and it says unresolved issues. Then looked at them an am confused. It’s got 4 different things on there so with those on there how am I supposed to fix them?

    1. I need to change my bank information for direct deposit it won’t let me on the unemployment website without my old bank account number that I dont have no more and i dont know. What do I do I cant get nobody on the phone.

  6. How do I speak to a representative about my claim? I’m having issues with my claim that the website nor automated system can help me with .

        1. Vera,

          Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to the claims file. Please call (225) 342-7555 for assistance.

  7. I am very worried I have tried to call the phone number provide but on one ever answers.i have been filing my claim now for 3 weeks but I haven’t gotten response can you please help I need this money ;to survive

  8. I cannot finish applying for new claim due to automated zip code for employer. I need help getting pass this part to file.

  9. I have been laid off due to reduction in force. I will receive a lump sum severance. I meet the requirements for unemployment, relative to time on the job and wages. Question- I am eligible for UE benefits, if so, I am immediately eligible, if not , when would I be eligible.

    1. Kathy,

      If the severance pay is a one-time payout, please apply right away. Otherwise, please wait until the payout is complete.

  10. I have sent you an fax on 9/11/2015. I called the number 1-866-783-5567. Here is my phone number My number is 504-339-0826. Your automation does not let me choose to talk to a live person in which the letter you sent me says I could easily talk to someone personally. I am asking for you to please fix your automation answer machine. I have been out of work for almost 2 months now. If I can not talk to a live person soon I will call Bobby Jindal myself and ask him personally why does the Louisiana Unemployment office does not have a way to talk to a live person. Or I will just record the session.

    1. Please note we are not associated with the labor authorities in your state. Please call them directly on the phone numbers provided.

  11. I recently received a paper requesting information about an employer I worked for in the state of LA asking my layoff date and reason for leaving the company. I was gathering this info and have misplaced the paper to send back with info. Can you send me a number to fax this information to you. I live in Indiana and have a claim open in OH. Ohio is requesting this information. Please let me know a fax number I can forward my information to. Thank you
    Patrick F Shepherd
    1719 Duart Ct
    New Haven IN 46774

  12. what is a good phone number that I can talk to a purson not a recording about my claim and I have questions about filing . thank you

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