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Idaho Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Idaho's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Idaho during the past 12 to 18 months, and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

All claims are filed online. In order to file a new unemployment insurance claim, file your weekly-continued claim report, register for work, or search for a job, please visit the IdahoWorks web site: and click on the appropriate choice.

If special assistance is needed, please contact us at (208) 332-8942.

Program Contact Information

For more information about Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits:
Please contact us at (208) 332-8942


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