New York Unemployment Phone Number

Call our Telephone Claim Center, toll-free during business hours to file a claim (8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday)

  • 1-888-209-8124 (for New York State residents)
  • 1-877-358-5306 (for out-of-state residents)

In case you file by phone, the unemployment department offers translation services. Use your phone keypad to enter the number for the language you want. A voice recording will offer you the following choices:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Creole
  • All other languages

14 thoughts on “New York Unemployment Phone Number”

  1. MARY ANN M. FICHTER says:

    how do i check on how much i made in unemployment in the year of 2017/

    1. Sam says:


      You need a summary of payment which is available in 1099-G. Please visit the official website or call the Unemployment Office to know how to get one.

  2. Lorraine says:

    jan 1,17. Applied for unemployment. Rep from unemployment called to verify some info. As of today 2/20/17 have not received any money. Tried calling unemployment office to speak with rep, waste of time, no help.

  3. Alex says:

    I have two infants and the dedicated babysitter just suffered a heart attack. She will need a few weeks to recover and i have no one to watch the kids untill then. Daycare costs more than i make. If i leave my job temporarily will i qualify for any assistance.

    1. Sam says:


      You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons. Unfortunately, personal reasons are not considered.

  4. Ken says:

    I had previously filed online for unemployment benefits in 2015, I need to file for benefits starting this week and I can not remember my password and the email that I used to set my account up I no longer have access to. Is there a number that I can reach to get my password reset to file benefits. There is not a local unemployment office in my area and only a careerworks and they stated they were not able to help. I tried to file over the phone and I get put on hold and then the call gets disconnected. Is there any recommendations or contacts out there to help me get my claim filed?

  5. dimitri katrivanos says:

    The system has not allowed me to file.. I have been trying for 4 last day of work was 8/11/2106.. I have all kinds of e-mails trying to sign me up for Obamacare and Credit Reports but no reply for an ID-Temp P/W.. I have Login IDs as follows: DKAT 25, DKAT1970, DIMKAT70. I have not been able to get a PW on any of these even though I have been filing or should I say Attempting to File a claim for 3 weeks.. HELP. Phone #’s put me on Hold…For 1/2 hour and then I get disconnected… It’s Frustrating.. PLEASE can someone contact me.PLEASE.. thank You…

    1. Martin says:

      I can understand your frustration. This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim.

      Please see if you can visit the nearest Unemployment Office in your area.

  6. Kevin James says:

    Have I been approved for bebefits?

    When will I receive my benefir card?

    1. Martin says:

      Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information. We’re not a govt. agency.

  7. jackeline rodriguez says:

    when will i recieve my benifit card

    1. Adrian says:

      Please contact the claims center of the labor dept in your state for status.

      (888) 209-8124 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

  8. kathy says:

    If I get fired because my boss finds out I am looking for another job, am I eligible to collect unemployment?

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