Delaware Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Delaware 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 Delaware 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 DE 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 remain totally unemployed and otherwise remain eligible, you can normally receive 26 times your weekly benefit amount. Once you qualify for benefits, you establish what they call a "benefit year." Your benefit year is the one-year period beginning with the Sunday of the first week in which you file your new claim. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of all your employers for the last 18 months. The name and local number of your union hall, if applicable. A telephone number where you can be reached. Your state issued driver's license or a state motor vehicle agency issued identification card 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 Delaware 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
  • Delaware Labor
    4425 N Market St
    Wilmington, DE 19802

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for DE unemployment benefits over the phone, call 800-794-3032.

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