Idaho unemployment is a combined federal-state program that provides unemployed individuals with income as they search for a new job.
In order to qualify for Idaho unemployment, you must:

  •  Have been laid off due to lack of work, resigned with good cause connected with the eployment, or been discharged for a reason other than misconduct
  • Be physically and mentally able and available to work full-time
  • Have been employed by a company subject to unemployment laws

You will need the following documents/information:

  • Your Social Security number and driver’s license number or your Alien Registration number and card or proof of U.S. citizenship.
  •  The complete addresses including zip codes,phone numbers, earnings, dates of employment, and reason for termination, of all your employers for the last 2 years.
  • DD Form 214, Member 4, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if you were a member of the Military Service in the past 2 years.
  • County of residence if you live outside the state of Idaho.

You can file for Unemployment in Idaho by using the Idaho Works online system. The system is designed to work with the Internet Explorer version 7 browser. You can also file in person at your nearest local Idaho Department of Labor office. If you’d like to file by phone, call your nearest local Idaho Department of Labor office, or from out of state, call (208) 332-3574.

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