Montana Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Montana Labor & Industry. 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 Montana 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 MT 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. Honestly and accurately report the reason you are unemployed when you file your claim. You cannot pick and choose which employers against whom you claim. To determine your eligibility and to process your claim you must provide dates of employment and reasons you are no longer employed for all employment you have had in the last 18 months, no matter how short the duration. You must also report any quit or discharge you experience while you are requesting benefit payments. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. Your current mailing address. Your telephone number and/or email address. Complete name, address and phone number of all employers you have worked for since 04-01-2017. If you are not a US Citizen then you will need to provide your alien registration card number and expiration date 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 Montana 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
  • Montana Labor & Industry
    1315 Lockey Ave
    Helena, MT 59601

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for MT unemployment benefits over the phone, call 406-444-2545.

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