Texas Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Texas 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 Texas 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 TX 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. Apply for benefits as soon as you are unemployed because your claim starts the week you complete the application. However, you may not apply until after your last work day. They cannot pay benefits for weeks before your claim effective date. At the time of filing you will need information including tour last employer’s business name, address and phone number. First and last dates (month, day and year) you worked for your last employer. If you worked for your last employer on more than one occasion, provide the most recent employment dates. Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked the week you apply for benefits (Sunday through Saturday). Information about the normal wage for the job you are seeking. Alien Registration number (if not a US citizen) 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 Texas 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
  • Texas Workforce Commission
    101 E 15th St Room 370
    Austin, TX 78778

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for TX unemployment benefits over the phone, call 800-939-6631.

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