Washington DC Unemployment

The Washington DC Unemployment Services division provides financial assistance and employment services to jobless workers in Washington DC.

To be eligible to file an unemployment claim in Washington DC you will need the following information:

  • Your social security number
  • Your most recent 30-day employer’s name(s), address(es), phone number(s) and dates of employment
  • Your Alien Registration Number, if you are not a US Citizen
  • Your DD214, if you are ex-military
  • Your Standard Form 8 or Standard Form 50, if you are a former federal employee
  • Severance pay information (only applicable if you did or will receive severance pay)

How to file for unemployment in Washington DC:

For more information or help with filing an unemployment claim in the District of Columbia please visit the Unemployment Insurance Service Center for DC



500 C St, Washington, DC, 20001
(202) 879-1373