Arkansas Unemployment Insurance
The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under Arkansas law, and meet other eligibility requirements of Arkansas law.
- Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of Arkansas law.
- Arkansas administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.
Arkansas Unemployment Insurance is administered by Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Arkansas during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.
To file a claim online, please visit EZARC, Arkansas’ claim filing system. To file a weekly claim or to check the status of your claim, please visit ArkNet, Arkansas’ continued claim filing system.