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NJ Labor Department Suspends In-Person Unemployment

Release Date: March 17, 2020

From the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development:

ICYMI: NJ Labor Department Suspends In-Person Unemployment  Insurance Services at One-Stop Career Centers Due to COVID-19  

Customers Strongly Urged to File Online for Faster, More Efficient Service  

TRENTON  – As a preventative health measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and as a way to speed service delivery, New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo announced that in-person Unemployment Insurance services are temporarily suspended at all New Jersey One-Stop Career Center offices effective immediately. Anticipated re-opening is in two weeks, on Monday, March 30. 

Customers needing to file for unemployment insurance are urged to apply online at MyUnemployment.nj.gov. We are experiencing extraordinarily high call volume and longer than usual wait times. Filing online is easy, and will ensure your claim is processed in the fastest way possible. 

If you are unable to access the internet, please call:   

North Jersey:  201-601-4100 

Central Jersey:  732-761-2020 

Southern Jersey:  856-507-2340