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New York Unemployment Office

The New York unemployment office has created a program designed to provide short-term financial support for unemployed individuals in New York and surrounding areas. This program is known as the Unemployment Insurance program, or UI.

New York’s Department of Labor is responsible for determining if an individual is eligible to receive unemployment benefits provided by this program. The program is administered by the state and specializes in providing financial assistance to individuals, who through no fault of their own, are unemployed. However, the financial assistance is only temporary and unemployed individuals must be actively seeking work during their unemployment period.

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New York Department of Labor collects taxes for unemployment insurance from employers within the state and then returns the money to individuals who are eligible to collect unemployment insurance benefits.  Employees do not contribute monetarily in any way to the unemployment insurance system.

The New York Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for determining if an individual is eligible to receive the benefits provided by this program. New York unemployment services are offered in a host of different languages: English, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Albanian, French, Chinese, Creole, Korean, Bengali, and Polish.

Filing for unemployment benefits is easy and the fastest way to file is online at

New York Unemployment Office Contact Information


  • 24/7 Direct Contact Automated Telephone System: 1-888-209-8124
  • Toll- free Hotline: Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm EST: 1-888-209-8124

For hearing impaired please call our TTY/TDD relay operator first at (800) 662-1220 and ask to be connected to the Telephone Claims Center at (888) 783-1370.

  • Unemployment Office Location:

New York has an extensive list of unemployment office located in throughout the state. You can find on an office close to you by going to:

New York City Unemployment office:

75 Varick St.

New York, New York 10013.




  • Email DOL:


  • Unemployment Insurance Fraud Hotline: 1-(866) 435-1499


Call the number above to file a UI fraud or report a fraud online at

You may also call toll-free (888) 598-2077 to report UI fraud. TTY/TTD users may call (800) 662-1220.


  • Mailing address: New York State Department of Labor


     P.O. Box 15130

     Albany, New York 12212-5130


  • Fax: 1-(518) 457-9378


Make sure that your Social Security number is on the top right corner of all the pages.

Unemployment Appeals Board:

Mailing address for Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board

P.O. Box 29002

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 613-3495

Fax: (718) 613-3507


  • Debit Card Questions: Call KeyBank customer Service at (866) 295-2955.


Contact Information and Important Resources

Department of Labor phone number: 1-(888) 209-8124

Department of Labor email:

Department of Labor address:

New York State Department of Labor

P.O. Box 15130

Albany, NY 12212-5130

Number to claim your weekly benefits: 1-888-581-5812

To file online:

Direct Pay Card Information: (877) 221-1634

Overpayment report: (800) 533-6600

Fraud hotline: (1-888) 598-2077

New York Unemployment Claims handbook:

Benefits rate calculator: