If You are Unemployed

Step 1: Register in Focus|Career
This will help you find your next job
Step 2: File your initial unemployment claim or access your existing claim
This will get you into the system to receive unemployment benefits.

Step 3: If you need hands-on help

 Check out some of the services we provide in our offices

Things you should know

Unemployment Insurance Fraud
Unemployment insurance and your taxes
Not everyone is approved for unemployment
Your right to appeal if you are denied
Did you get laid-off?

Other useful links:

    Rights and Responsibilities book (English)

    Rights and Responsibilities book (Spanish)

   Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits Calculator

   How to claim benefits by phone

    Unemployment Insurance Digest

   Unemployment Insurance Compensation Law

   Unemployment Insurance Legislative Regulations


Kentucky Office of Employment and Training
275 East Main Street, 2WB
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
502-564-5331 Phone
502-564-7452 Fax
Kentucky Relay Service (for hearing-impaired)
You may also call 1-800-648-6057 for telecommunications relay service.