Hawaii Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Hawaii Labor and Industrial Relations. 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 Hawaii 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 HI 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 begins from the Sunday of the week in which you apply. If you delay and do not apply immediately, you will not receive credit for past weeks. Your claim will start only from the week in which you file. At the time of filing you will need information including your social security number. If you are not a US citizen, you need your alien registration number. Your employment information for the past 18 months, including employer’s name, address, zip-code, phone number, dates of employment, and reason for separation 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 Hawaii 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
  • Hawaii Labor and Industrial Relations
    830 Punchbowl Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • It appears there is not an option to file a HI unemployment claim over the phone.

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