Alabama Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Alabama Labor. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the Alabama Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for AL unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. Your claim will be effective the Sunday proceeding the day that you file for benefits either online or by phone. Your claim is in effect for 365 days from that Sunday. At the time of your filing you will need your social security number and the name, correct address, and dates of employment for your most recent employer. In order to verify your identity, they will also need a driver's license or state issued ID card number and your mother's maiden name and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Alabama unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • Alabama Labor
    649 Monroe St
    Montgomery, AL 36131

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for AL unemployment benefits over the phone, call 866-234-5382.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for AL unemployment online, click here.