Georgia Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Georgia 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 Georgia 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 GA 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 the date you first file for benefits. GDOL does not backdate claims. It typically takes approximately three weeks to make a decision on your claim. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. Your work history for the past 2 years (including the name, address, telephone number, employment dates, rate of pay, total earnings, and information about your job separation for each employer). If you received severance pay or retirement pay, you must know the amounts. In the event you qualify for benefits, and you would like your unemployment payments to be directly deposited into your bank account, you will need your bank routing number and account number. You should also contact your bank to make sure that your bank accepts electronic fund transfers. There are several advantages to direct deposit. You will receive your unemployment benefits faster; it saves time and money because you do not need to go to the bank; and it means no mail delays, or lost, stolen, or forged checks. If you do not have your direct deposit information you may enter it at a later date. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Georgia 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
  • Georgia Labor
    148 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for GA unemployment benefits over the phone, call 404-232-3001 or 877-709-8185.

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