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Unemployment Insurance > For Job Seekers

CHANGES TO LOGIN, PASSWORD ACCESS: Effective Monday, March 11, 2013, all claims for unemployment benefits (including Emergency Unemployment Compensation) made online will be done through our new HiRE system. HiRE will replace the Louisiana Virtual One Stop system. The same login that you use to access online job services from Louisiana Virtual One Stop now will be used to access unemployment services, such as:

  • Filing a new claim
  • Re-opening an existing claim
  • Filing a claim for weekly benefits
  • Printing your 1099-G information

You will no longer use your SSN and PIN to file online for weekly benefits. Learn more.

All local telephone numbers for the "Easy Call System" have been deactivated. To file for weekly Unemployment Insurance benefits from a telephone or if you have questions concerning your Unemployment Insurance claim and need to speak with us, please call the "Easy Call System" at the toll free number 1-866-783-5567.
LWC has implemented an online tool to assist the unemployed in gathering information on the total possible number of weeks they may collect UI benefits, based on their initial claim filing date. Click here to use the benefit duration estimator.

Links for Job Seekers

Helping Individuals Reach Employment
HiRE is the Louisiana Workforce Commission's enhanced self-service system.
It integrates our Unemployment Claims system with the Louisiana Virtual One-Stop system.

Claims Filing

Update Claim or Review Claim Status

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