Applying for unemployment because of coronavirus? Here’s how in all 50 states

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The coronavirus has hit the U.S. economy hard and many companies and businesses have had to lay off employees as they try to stay afloat.The layoffs have led millions of Americans to apply for unemployment in record numbers. Last week, 3.28 million Americans applied for unemployment, according to the Labor Department’s weekly report.The previous record for jobless claims was just 695,000 in 1982.HELP WANTED AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: THESE COMPANIES ARE HIRINGOn Friday, Congress and President Trump enacted a $2 trillion bill, which included relief for distressed companies, $1,200 checks to individuals, money for hospitals, financial assistance for small businesses and major expansion of unemployment benefits.The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will make it easier for people who have lost jobs because of the coronavirus to qualify for benefits, according to AARP.The nonprofit also reported that workers who have been furloughed without pay will also be eligible for benefits.US UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS SHATTER RECORD AS CORONAVIRUS HAMMERS ECONOMYHowever, some people who can apply for unemployment may not know what to do or who to contact.Because unemployment benefits vary by state, AARP published a report Thursday listing all the contact information needed to apply for unemployment in all 50 states.HOW TO APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSAccording to the nonprofit organization, most states require people to apply through the state labor department or an unemployment agency in the state where they worked and not necessarily where they live.GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREOne tip to remember: know your employer’s address and the dates you worked there, AARP said.To see how to apply for unemployment in your state, here are the websites to check and the phone numbers to call in all 50 states — as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — according to AARP.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSAlabama 907-269-4700Juneau: 907-465-5552Fairbanks: 907-451-2871Arizona 800-300-5616Spanish: 800-326-8937Colorado assistance is not availableDelaware Castle County residents: 302-761-6576Kent & Sussex County residents: 800-794-3032Florida list of regional Department of Labor offices: list of regional claims and benefits offices: Things You Should Know.aspx800-244-5631Indiana list of regional Department of Labor offices: list of regional career centers: 866-783-5567 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Refer to the following call-in schedule based on the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN):SSN ending in 0000-2499: MondaySSNs ending in 2500-4999: TuesdaySSNs ending in 5000-7499: WednesdaySSNs ending in 7500-9999: ThursdayFridays are open to anyone needing assistance.Maine TTY Maine Relay: 711Maryland list of regional claim centers: Cities area: 651-296-3644Greater Minnesota: 877-898-9090TTY: 866-814-1252Mississippi or 888-844-3577Missouri 800-320-2519Jefferson City: 573-751-9040Kansas City: 816-889-3101Springfield: 417-895-6851St. Louis: 314-340-4950TDD/TTY: 800-735-2966 Relay Missouri: 711Montana list of regional centers: 800-833-7352 TTY 402-471-0016Nevada Nevada: 775-684-0350Southern Nevada: 702-486-0350Rural areas and out-of-state callers: 888-890-8211New Hampshire list of regional centers: Jersey New Jersey: 201-601-4100Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020South New Jersey: 856-507-2340Out-of-state claims: 888-795-6672 (you must call from a phone with an out-of-state area code)New Jersey relay: 711New Mexico York 800-662-1220; ask the operator to call the Telephone Claims Center at 888-783-1370.North Carolina Dakota TTY: 614-387-8408Oklahoma (Oklahoma City calling area)800-555-1554 (Outside the Oklahoma City calling area)TTY/TDD: 866-284-6695Oregon 800-237-3710 (in-state only)Phone: 503-947-1394 (direct)Fax: 503-947-1472TTY: 771Pennsylvania for American Sign Language: 717-704-8474Puerto Rico Island claims: 866-557-0001TTY via RI relay 711South Carolina claimants: 866-831-1724Out-of-state claimants: 800-529-8339South Dakota and hearing-impaired relay: 800-877-1113Tennessee Virgin Islands Croix: 340-773-1440All other islands: 340-776-3700Utah list of regional centers: or 888-807-7072Virginia, D.C. Virginia (5627)Wisconsin or toll-free 844-910-3661Wyoming 307-473-3789Out of state: 866-729-7799
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