Louisiana Unemployment

In Louisiana, employers pay all costs for your unemployment insurance through a payroll tax or reimbursable program. Employees do not pay any part of your wages to fund the unemployment insurance program.

Qualifications for Louisiana Unemployment Insurance Benefits

-Your past wages
-Conditions of your job departure
-Ongoing availability to work
-You must continue to look for work
-You must be physically capable of working

If you are temporarily laid off and have a definite date to return to work, your work search requirements may be relinquished.

How to file for Unemployment Benefits in Louisiana:

You may claim unemployment benefits in Louisiana online or by phone. Prior to filing a claim, you will be required to have the following information:

-Your Social Security number
-Name, address of last employers, and telephone number of any employers you worked for in the last 18 months.
-Name and local number of union hall and alien registration number if applicable
-Member 4 copy of your DD214 if you served in the military within the last 18 months.
-Your SF-8 and SF-50 if you worked for a federal employer within the last 18 months. Nonetheless, you should not delay filing your claim if you are not able to locate your federal documents.