Arkansas Unemployment Office

Unemployment information is of importance to citizens and legal non-citizens in Arkansas who require financial assistance during an economic disruption. Information about unemployment such as how to apply and ongoing requirements are available at Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS) offices. Each unemployment office can provide the unemployment insurance (UI) program eligibility requirements. Interested applicants of the state can contact the unemployment office in Arkansas to learn if they can collect partial wage compensation. AR unemployment information regarding qualifying or disqualifying an applicant involve work misconduct, hazardous conditions, mass layoffs, among many other factors. Residents should contact the unemployment office if their work is suddenly terminated or hours are cut. Military veterans may also apply for unemployment insurance if they have been recently discharged.

ADWS unemployment offices will determine how much financial aid an approved applicant receives and collaborate with the resident on a method of distributing payment. Offices will also explain all other benefits provided by UI, as the ADWS maintains systems for helping approved applicants find work as well. Find information on how to contact the unemployment office in Arkansas. Information about unemployment in Arkansas including office contact data are listed in detail below: 


To File a New Report or Reopen a Claim

Find ADWS Office Locations: 
Information Desk 
Phone: (855) 225-4440 and (501) 682-2121
FAX: 501-682-8845
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday 
Street Address:
#2 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
PO Box 2981
Little Rock, AR 72203