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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Days and Hours of Service

EDD representatives are available by telephone:

NOTE: Effective May 20, 2013, EDD representatives are only available by telephone from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday, and are unavailable on California state holidays.

File Online with eApply4UI
The fastest way to apply for a new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim or reopen an existing UI claim.
File online for unemployment insurance benefits any time, at your convenience, in English or Spanish.



Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

E-mail Questions Through Ask EDD
The easiest way to ask questions about your claim. Representatives respond within 5 days.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Call the Self-Service Information Line
The quickest way to access your payment information.

Get payment information without waiting.
Find the location of your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers).
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
To speak with a representative, refer to the UI Telephone Numbers.