A Message from the Director
Welcome to the Division of Unemployment Insurance.
I know that if you are facing unemployment, you may be experiencing anxiety, frustration, and confusion. We have re-designed this website with you in mind, offering easy-to-use instructions to help you apply for unemployment insurance benefits and providing valuable information about what happens after you apply.
Our goal is to provide superior customer service while carrying out the critical missions of unemployment insurance: providing temporary partial wage replacement to support workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, enabling employers to maintain attachment to a trained workforce, and stablizing the economy during cyclical downturns.
Right now, you are probably most concerned with returning to employment. I urge you to avail yourself of the job search assistance services offered by New Jersey's One-Stop Career Center. The One-Stop Career Centers will point you to current employment listings, provide counselors who can help you enroll in job training opportunities and programs that improve your job skills and much more. Please visit careerconnections.nj.gov to learn more about available opportunities, and locate the One-Stop Career Center nearest you.
Best wishes to you in your search for new employment. Please contact us if we can help you with any unemployment insurance questions.
Division of Unemployment Insurance