Louisiana Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Louisiana Workforce Commission. 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 Louisiana 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 LA 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. You must be unemployed or partially unemployed in order to receive benefits. You must be physically able and available to work. You must also be actively seeking work. If you are temporarily laid off and have a definite return-to-work date, your work search requirements may be waived. At the time of filing you will need information including your social security number. Names, addresses, job-site locations and telephone numbers of any employers for whom you worked during the last 18 months. Name and local number of union hall (if applicable), alien registration number (if applicable) 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 Louisiana 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
  • Louisiana Workforce Commission
    1001 N. 23rd Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for LA unemployment benefits over the phone, call 866-783-5567.

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