This news release was updated March 30, 2020, to reflect Gov. Brad Little’s latest executive orders and proclamation regarding the coronavirus.
For Immediate Release: March 18, 2020
Information Contact: Georgia Smith, 208-332-3570 x 2102
Idahoans can still file claims online for unemployment insurance
In response to Gov. Brad Little’s state-wide stay-home order and extreme emergency declaration to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Idaho Department of Labor offices will be closed to the public until further notice.
The closure was effective starting Thursday, March 19, however the public can still access the agency’s services online and through the phone.
“We are still open for business and available to serve our customers,” said Idaho Department of Labor Director Jani Revier. “These closures simply allow us to do our part to help slow the transmission of COVID 19.”
According to Revier, the social distancing move will help protect the agency’s customers and staff from potential exposure to the coronavirus.
Idaho residents can access the agency’s services online and over the phone using the following methods:
- To file an Unemployment Insurance claim online, visit labor.idaho.gov/ClaimantPortal or call (208) 332-8942 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Answers to questions about unemployment insurance can be found on Labor’s COVID-19 web page at labor.idaho.gov/covid-19.
- To contact your nearest local office, visit the Contact Us page at labor.idaho.gov/officedirectory.
Many of Labor services are available to the public on the agency’s web site. Job seekers can register for work, look for jobs, research careers, file for unemployment insurance and learn about on-the-job training opportunities such as apprenticeships and Idaho Job Corps. Businesses can post job listings, pay unemployment insurance taxes, report new hires and more – all online.