Puerto Rico Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Puerto Rico Labor and Human Resources. 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 Puerto Rico 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 PR 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. The date you complete your application will determine the date you will start receiving benefits. Once you start filling up your application, you must complete it or the information will be lost and you have to start again from the beginning. Your claim will be completed once you are provided a confirmation number. The process might last between 30 minutes to one hour to complete the application of unemployment insurance compensation. At the time of filing you will need information including your social security number. The name, address and telephone numbers of your last employer. The dates you worked with that employer and the net income your earned. If you worked during the week you filed your claim you must report any income earned during the week. Drivers license, identity card from other state, electoral card or any other government identification that verify your identity. Number and name of any union, if you belong to any. Alien card number or visa status, if you are not a citizen of the US 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 Puerto Rico 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
  • Puerto Rico Labor and Human Resources
    505 Edificio Prudencio Rivera Martínez Ave. Muñoz Rivera
    Hato Rey, PR 00918

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for PR unemployment benefits over the phone, call 787-945-7900.

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