Alaska Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Alaska Labor & Workforce Development. 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 Alaska 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 AK 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. Apply for benefits immediately when you become unemployed or are working less than full time. Weekly benefits are not paid retroactively. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. If you are not a US citizen, you will need your alien registration number and work permit type or other documentation that authorizes your employment in the US. Name, mailing address and phone number of your last employer and the location where you reported to work. Dates of your last employment, first and last day worked. Earnings you made in the last week of your employment 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 Alaska 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
  • Alaska Labor & Workforce Development
    1111 W 8th St
    Juneau, AK 99801

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for AK unemployment benefits over the phone, call 888-222-9989.

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