State of Nevada - Unemployment Benefits.

State of Nevada - Unemployment Benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions


Apply IMMEDIATELY after you have been laid off, terminated from your job, or if your employment status has changed from full time to part-time.

File for unemployment if you are no longer receiving ANY pay from your employer, this includes sick leave and vacation time. You can also file if your hours have been drastically reduced and are receiving less than $469 gross earning per week.

Governor Sisolak has waived the 7-day waiting period to receive benefits and the work search requirement.

  • How do I file online?
  • How to file on phone?
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You will need the following:
  • Names, addresses, phone number, and dates of where you have worked for your last 2 jobs.
  • List of corporate name of all jobs you have worked in the last 18 months. If you cannot find your employer while filling out your unemployment application, look on your pay stub or W-2.
  • Your Social Security Number
  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, you MUST have your A-number and expiration date.
File Online

The website will have the unemployment insurance amount and length of time you were approved for.

The Unemployment Call Center is open Monday through Friday 8am-8pm Pacific.

📞 Southern Nevada: (702) 486-0350

📞 Northern Nevada: (775) 684-0350

Information is available in English and Spanish at this time.

•Your call will be answered by the automated system. After selecting either English or Spanish, you will have six different options: filing a weekly claim; a new claim; information, problems or questions. Choose file “a new claim.”

•The Unemployment Call Center also offers “Virtual Hold” which saves your place in line without having to stay on the phone.
•You may get a busy signal due to everyone filing a new claim. Wait, then call back later.

•You will receive a confirmation number and a message saying that you have successfully opened a new claim.

•You will receive information in the mail saying the amount you were approved for and length of time.

•YOU MUST call back every week (Sunday) and choose the option “filing a weekly claim” to keep receiving your unemployment benefit.

REMEMBER: You must report every week (Sunday) to the same website or phone number, if you have worked or received compensation pay. If you do not report weekly you will not receive any pay for that week. All hours you worked must be reported.

They will mail you a pre-paid debit card where your money will be deposited.