COVID-19 Worker Resources

What NJ Workers Should Know

Worker Benefits, Protections and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NJ Workers FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions During the Coronavirus Emergency

Self-Employed NJ Workers

Unemployment Benefits During the Coronavirus Emergency

Employee Paid Leave Rights

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

NJDOL Help for Job Seekers

Losing your job can be overwhelming and stressful, but you are not alone. As a result of COVID-19, many New Jerseyans are facing economic insecurity at this time, and are stressed about paying bills and putting food on the table. We are here to help. This page will help you connect to benefits and resources you need while you are trying to safely get back to work, as well as some tips for coping with the stress of losing a job.

NJDOL Jobs Portal

Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community.



NOTICE: The Bergen County Job Center (and One-Stop Career Centers state-wide) are closed until further notice. Customers with scheduled appointments will be contacted at a later date.

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented public health emergency. We are doing all we can to ensure all New Jerseyans receive the assistance they need. Due to extremely high demand and the suspension of public services at One-Stop Career Centers, please use the NJ Department of Labor website for guidance and filing whenever possible.

Already filed a claim?

FIRST, check the UPDATED Schedule for claiming/certifying for benefits.

SECOND, read the step-by-step guide to certifying a COVID-19-related Unemployment Insurance claim.

THIRD, claim your weekly benefit online.

FOURTH, check the status of your claim.

Filing a new claim or reopening an existing claim?

Before applying for an unemployment claim, customers are encouraged to visit the NJ Department of Labor website to determine whether they are eligible to apply for Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Disability or Family Leave Insurance, or Workers’ Compensation. An easy-to-read chart (English | Spanish) will guide customers through the process.

If you are eligible for Unemployment Insurance, read the step-by-step guide – How to apply online for Unemployment Insurance benefits.

People can file for Unemployment Insurance online at or over the phone (numbers listed below). Applying online is easy and will save you precious time in receiving your benefits. If you are filing a new claim or reopening an existing claim, you can do so online anytime.

Unemployment Insurance

North Jersey: (201) 601-4100
Central Jersey: (732) 761-2020
South New Jersey: (856) 507-2340

UI Contact Form

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Temporary Disability & Family Leave Insurance

Main: (609) 292-7060
Private Plans: (609) 292-7060
Disabilty Unemployment: (609) 292-3349 / 3842

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NJ Department of Labor

(609) 984-9414

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US Department of Labor

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Employee’s Guides to
COVID-19–related benefits

Download: English  | Spanish

Worker FAQs During the Coronavius Emergency

Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs

Unemployment Insurance Rights & Responsibilities

Self-Employed: FAQs
Coronavirus Emergency

Self-Employed: Filing a Pandemic Unemployment Claim

Guide to the CARES Act: Unemployment Insurance

Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Dislocated Workers Guide to Retirement Health Care Coverage

Employee’s Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA

NJ DOL Prepaid Debit Card for Benefits