Arkansas Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Arkansas Workforce Services. 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 Arkansas 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 AR 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. If you are working less than full-time, or have completely separated from your last job, you may file your Arkansas Unemployment Insurance claim from your own home. At the time of filing you will need information including your name & mailing address, Social Security Number, the name & address of your last employer, the last day you worked & the reason you are no longer working 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 Arkansas 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
  • Arkansas Workforce Services
    #2 Capitol Mall
    Little Rock, AR 72201

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for AR unemployment benefits over the phone, call 855-225-4440 or 501-682-2121.

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