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Alabama Department of Labor

Unemployment

If you have become unemployed, you may file an unemployment insurance claim if you meet eligibility requirements. Access the information below for unemployment related services.


File A Claim

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If you are unemployed or partially employed and need to file an Alabama Initial Claim, get started here. It?s easy, fast and secure.

Vantage Debit Card

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Information about the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Debit Mastercard, the safe and easy way to receive your payments.

Contacts For Claimants

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Contact us if you have questions about your claim.

Rights & Responsibilities

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Alabama?s Unemployment Compensation Benefit Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, explains the program and answers any questions.

Claims & Benefits FAQ

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Questions and answers to help you better understand the claim process and become familiar with the terminology.

Miscellaneous FAQ

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Information for individuals filing their first unemployment claim with a focus on overpayments, lost or stolen debit card, fraud and the reporting of fraud.

Unemployment Statistics

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Current employment rates for Alabama Counties, Alabama Workforce Development Regions and Southeastern States.