Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

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Already Applied for Unemployment?

Refer to COVID-19: Unemployment Claims for what to expect next.

If it's been more than one year since you applied, you may need to file a new claim. Visit Benefit Year End.

The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, or had their businesses affected during economic downturns like the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal unemployment benefit programs associated with the pandemic have ended. For more information, visit Federal Provisions for Unemployment. However, you may still be eligible for regular unemployment benefits or other support services from the EDD. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options.

Latest News

  • Beginning July 23, 2021, if you have received at least one payment on your unemployment claim and have pending certifications for more than two weeks, we will process conditional payments while we determine eligibility.
  • Starting July 11, 2021, most people on unemployment are expected to search for work to maintain their eligibility for benefits. Learn more about how to meet the work search requirement.
  • For the latest Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim data, visit our Data Dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to questions you may have about COVID-19, EDD benefit programs, and more.

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Workers

Find the resources you need to file for unemployment, disability, or Paid Family Leave benefits and how to get back to work quickly.

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Employers

Learn more about supportive resources, including how to manage COVID-19 impacts on your business and workers.

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Contact Us

If you need help with your UI claim, visit Contact Us.

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