Alabama Department of Labor


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.

Update Personal Information

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If you are unemployed or partially employed and need to update your personal information, get started here.

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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(Regular Benefits)
(PUA Benefits)

Alabama’s Unemployment Compensation Benefit Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, explains the program and answers any questions. For regular UI Benefits Rights and Responsibilities, please click here. For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Benefit Rights and Responsibilities, please click here.

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.