District of Columbia Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called DC Employment 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 District of Columbia 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 DC 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. Any worker who is unemployed or who is working less than full-time may file a claim forUnemployment Insurance benefits. Claim applications may be filed online, by phone, or atany American Job Center located in the District of Columbia. At the time of filing you will need information including your social security number, your most recent 30-day employer’s name, address, phone number and dates of employment. Your Alien Registration Number, if you are not a US Citizen. Your DD214, if you are ex-military. Your Standard Form 8 or Standard Form 50, if you are a former federal employee 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 District of Columbia 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
  • DC Employment Services
    4058 Minnesota Ave NE
    Washington, DC 20019

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for DC unemployment benefits over the phone, call 202- 724-7000 or 877-319-7346.

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