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Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Louisiana's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in the state of Louisiana 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.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

Claims for unemployment insurance may be filed online:
or at your nearest Job Center:
If you are an individual currently living in Louisiana, visit the Louisiana Works Virtual OneStop web site at:
This free site will help you select a new career, find a good job, locate a suitable education or training program, create effective resumes and letters, plan your finances and find benefits you may qualify for, in addition to providing many other useful services.
For more information, please visit the Louisiana Department of Labor web site at: