Nebraska Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 NE 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. File an initial claim the same week you are unemployed or working reduced hours. Your unemployment insurance claim does not begin on the date your job ended or your hours were reduced. Your claim is effective the week you apply. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. Complete home mailing address, including ZIP code. Your telephone number, Email address, county you live in. Driver's license number or State ID card number. If you select direct deposit, your bank routing number and account number. The company names for all your employers from the past 18 months as they appear on your paycheck stubs or W-2 forms. Complete mailing addresses of employers, including ZIP code and the city in which the business is physically located 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 Nebraska 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
  • Nebraska Labor
    301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 94666
    Lincoln, NE 68508

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for NE unemployment benefits over the phone, call 402-458-2500.

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