Vermont Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Vermont 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 Vermont 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 VT 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. If you become unemployed and have worked in Vermont anytime in the past 18 months, you may be eligible to receive unemployment insurance. Once you become totally or partially unemployed, the time to establish a new claim is during the first week you work less than 35 hours. An unemployment compensation claim becomes effective when filed, so if you choose to wait to file your claim, then you may not go back to the date you first became unemployed. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. Mailing and home addresses, telephone number (including area code). Alien registration number (if not a US citizen). Amount and duration of any separation pay you may receive (vacation pay, severance pay, etc.). Return to work date (if you expect to be recalled to your job). A valid Driver’s License Number (or state issued ID Number, if applicable). Banking information for Direct Deposit of your unemployment check 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 Vermont 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
  • Vermont Labor
    5 Green Mountain Drive
    Montpelier, VT 05601

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for VT unemployment benefits over the phone, call 877-214-3330 (TTY: 800-650-4152).

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • It appears they do not have an online site to file your VT unemployment claim.