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Applying for Unemployment

We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.

Virginia Unemployment Office

If you live in Virginia and need to file an unemployment claim for the first time, claim your weeks on an existing claim, or simply ask a representative a question, there are multiple ways to reach out and contact the VEC and the Virginia Workforce. Below is a list of contact information for these issues:

  • Phone Contacts

Virginia Unemployment Contact Information 

If you find yourself still dealing with questions regarding your unemployment claim, there are alternate phone numbers to ask questions and reach out to a live representative. Visit the following page for a list of those contacts: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/