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State: Wyoming (WY)
Phone Number:(307) 473-3789 to file an Unemployment Compensation Claim. File by calling the Claims Center at (866) 729-7799. Additional inquiries can be made the unemployment office, the office of unemployment phone number is (307) 473-3702.
Major Towns:Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, Laramie, Rock Springs, and Sheridan
Current Unemploymnet Rate in Wyoming

Wyoming Unemployment Questions

How do I get paid?
Timely file weekly claims.
  • Once you file your first pay order, the pay order for the next two week period is mailed to you.
  • Pay orders are for a two week time period. After the two week period is over you can file for payment of those weeks by phone, by Internet, or by mail. Follow the filing instructions in the blue book.

When do I get paid?
Once a weekly claim has been filed and received, payment is normally mailed that same week.

How do I stop filing?
If you return to work and wish to stop filing for benefits, indicate this on your payorder or stop submitting pay orders.

What is a PIN number and how do I use it?
You use your PIN to file for benefits using Wyoming's Voice Response or Internet Continued Claim systems. A PIN is a number that should only be known by you. A PIN has the same force and effect as a manual signature. If a claimant knowingly allows another person to use their PIN, the claimant is responsible for the information provided to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance Division.

Questions & Answers

21 thoughts on “Wyoming Unemployment Benefits”

  1. Roxanne Scott says:

    I was working in Pa I quit my job to move to Wyoming I am working part time can I get partial

    1. Sam says:


      If your job was meant to be a part-time, I am not sure of your eligibility. Please call the Unemployment Office.

  2. sara says:

    Can I get unemployment if I don’t feel comfortable doing a part of my job?

    1. Sam says:


      You may not be eligible for unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  3. Aileen says:

    If I quit my job because of ongoing mental health issues which started before I started working at this job, and I started another job 4 months after leaving the first job, but I am only working part-time, do I qualify for unemployment?

    1. Sam says:


      Unemployment Insurance benefits are only extended to workers who’re out of job due to involuntary reasons.

  4. Bonita Avila says:

    Can I file for unemployment for the weeks while my employer was investigating a hostile work environment claim?

    1. Sam says:


      It depends on what you’ve been asked to do. Please call the Claims Center for further instructions.

  5. heidi dudley says:

    I am from Ca ,worked 5 and a half months in Wy …I was awarded 11 weeks only,and I won’t have a job here in Ca when that is up.How and when, do I apply for an extension?I see 26 weeks is the max for Wy ,which I got working the same months from Ca in 2014 and 2015

    1. Martin says:

      Please note there is no federal extension available. You may call the Unemployment Office in your state for further details.

  6. liz says:


    1. Martin says:

      Please contact the Unemployment Office in WY for the formalities. You may be required to fill paperwork.

  7. sven anderson says:

    my wife will be hiring some one to watch aunt olga in rock springs Wyoming four hours per day 20 hours per week does my wife Bernadine have to pay unemployment taxes in Wyoming for an employee ?

    1. Martin says:

      Each state has its own rules in this regard. Not sure of how it works in WY.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for precise information.

  8. Joseph Serna says:

    I work contract positions for many different companies. I live in Colorado but my last job was in Wyoming and was laid off do to lack of work. Previous to that job I worked in Louisiana and was laid off for the same reason. In what state do I need to claim my unemployment from?

    1. Martin says:

      Contract workers are generally not eligible since employers do not remit the relevant taxes.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in the state where you last worked to get further information.

  9. Starla Kenan says:

    I moved to WY to start a new job. Nine days into job I became very ill and had to leave my job, which included our housing. Because we had no place to stay we had to move in with our daughter in CA. Which state do I file under, WY or CA?

    1. Martin says:

      If you left voluntarily, you will not be eligible to claim UI benefits.

      You must be filing from the state where you last worked.

  10. Alexis Benally says:

    Can I print my W2’s off the web or do I wait for it in the mail?

  11. Sylvia Jacquez says:

    My son was fired from his place of employement for safty violation. He worked for this company for 9 months. Is he eligible to apply for Unemployment Benefits?

  12. Alta Newsom says:

    Do I qualify for umemployment working as a para-professional

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