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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Unemployment Insurance

EDD Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Employment Development Department offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Friday, November 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  For Unemployment, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave claimants, benefit payments may require an additional 1-2 days for processing. Visit the State Holidays page for more information.

During this time, Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers may access detailed payment and claim information, certify for continued benefits and manage their UI claims through their UI OnlineSM account.


The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If you have become unemployed, you may file a UI claim. You may be eligible for UI benefits if you meet all eligibility requirements. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements in order for the EDD to pay you benefits. Use the information below to access unemployment related services and information.