Florida Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Florida Economic Opportunity. 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 Florida 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 FL 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 is effective Sunday of the week you complete your application. By state law, the first week of a claim for which you would have been eligible for payment is an unpaid week. This week is considered your waiting week. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number, driver's license or state ID number. Your employment for the last 18 months 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 Florida 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
  • Florida Economic Opportunity
    107 East Madison Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for FL unemployment benefits over the phone, call 800-681-8102.

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