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Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program designed to provide temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who meet the requirements of the Louisiana Employment Security Law. Unemployment insurance benefits are paid as a matter of past employment and legal entitlement, and not on the basis of need.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission is the state agency responsible for this program; comprehensive information is available online.
Filing Initial Unemployment Insurance Claim:
Register online with the Louisiana Workforce Commission or call the UI Call Center at 1-866-783-5567.
To file a claim, you MUST have the following information:
Your Social Security number
The name, address, and telephone number of any place you’ve worked in the last 18 months (This information must be entered exactly as it appears on your check stub.)
The name and local number of your union hall, if applicable
Your Alien Registration number, if you are not a United States citizen
A valid e-mail address. If you do not have an email address, you can create one.