Website Downtime: What Unemployment Claimants, Job Seekers Need to Know

Several Idaho Department of Labor Internet applications will be temporarily unavailable starting at 5 p.m. MDT Thursday, Sept. 11, until 7 a.m. MDT Monday, Sept. 15.

The temporary shutdown is necessary for the rollout of several internal computer system enhancements and is scheduled to have a minimal impact on unemployment insurance claimants and businesses.

I normally file my weekly report every Sunday. When should I file my weekly report during the temporary shutdown?

Our system will be available at 7 a.m. MDT Monday Sept. 15. Provided you file your weekly report on Monday, you should not see a delay in your payment for the week ending Sept. 13.

I waited too long to file my weekly report for the week ending Sept. 6. Am I unable to file my weekly report for that week?

Please contact one of our staff members at (208) 332-8942.

Since I am unable to use your website after 5 p.m. MDT Thursday, Sept. 11 to look for work, do I still have to look for work during the week ending Sept. 13?

Although the main Idaho Works job search engine will be unavailable during this planned outage, our expectation is you will still look for work for the week ending Sept. 13. You may use other work search sites, apply online with employers or contact employers in person or by email.

If you have questions, please contact us at (208) 332-8942.

Will your local offices be open on Friday, Sept. 12?

Yes. Veteran services, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicant and participant activities will not be affected. Information on registration files, employer records, job listings, referrals and our lobby computers will be unavailable.

If you have questions, please contact your nearest local office. Learn more about the maintenance shutdown schedule here.