New Jersey Unemployment Phone Number
In this page, we have listed the unemployment phone numbers in New Jersey. You can use them to file an UI claim and certify for weekly unemployment benefits.
Filing for Unemployment Insurance
You need to first call a New Jersey Reemployment Call Center to file your initial or new Unemployment Insurance claim. Here are the phone numbers you can try based on your region –
|Central New Jersey||732-761-2020|
|North New Jersey||201-601-4100|
|South New Jersey||856-507-2340|
|New Jersey Relay||7-1-1|
*You must make the call from an out of state area code.
The customer service agents will accept your unemployment claim. They are available on weekdays from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.
Certifying or Claiming for Weekly Unemployment Benefits
After your initial claim, you need to keep calling on Mondays or Tuesdays every two weeks until your reemployment or the end of your benefit period. You need to place a call based on the last digit of your Social Security number –
- Call on Monday if your Social Security number ends in an Odd number (i.e.,1,3,5,7, and 9).
- Call on Tuesday if your Social Security number ends in an Even number (i.e, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 0).
You can call the local phone numbers listed below regarding questions about unemployment or if you need help with applications and claims. If you don’t call on the assigned day, you can place calls on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or on Fridays too. Please note that you cannot claim benefits on Saturdays or Sundays.
These local phone numbers are provided to reduce long-distance call charges for callers. However, all calls go through to the same line. So you won’t get past others by trying different phone numbers. You’ll instead lose your place and move back to the end of the phone queue.