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Information current as of May 12, 2014.
Unemployment Benefits

Workforce Commission, Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration

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, please click here.


Contact Information
Unemployment Insurance Call Center
( 866 ) 783 - 5567
Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration
Physical Address
1001 N 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 94094
Room 386
Baton Rouge, LA 70804 - 9096
Primary Phone Number: ( 866 ) 783 - 5567
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed