Unemployment Insurance

The Texas Workforce Commission handles all Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims. You may now apply for unemployment insurance benefits online or by telephone. Tarrant County residents call 817-420-1600 to apply for Unemployment Insurance. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. Contact the Texas Workforce Commission or click here for additional information regarding Unemployment Insurance.

Re-Employment Services

Being laid off can be a traumatic experience, but Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County can help you get your career back on track.

If you are being affected by a layoff, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County representatives are avaliable to come to your company and present you with information on trasitioning from one job to another. At your employer’s request, we may also provide:

  • Information about services available to help you find a new job.
  • Information on Unemployment Insurance
  • Professional help with your job search including resume preparation, interviews, and salary negotiations
  • Financial planning and stress management workshops
  • Information about training opportunities
  • Customized Job Fairs

If you have already been laid off, workforce center services are available to assist you. Click here to locate a workforce center near you.

The Texas Workforce Commission handles all Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims. You may now apply for unemployment insurance benefits on line or by telephone.

Information You Will Need

You will need the following information for when you apply for benefits:

The name and mailing address of your last employer
The starting and ending dates of your last job
And if you are not a U.S. citizen, your alien registration number

Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online
To apply for UI benefits online, click here.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance by Telephone

Tarrant County residents call 817-420-1600 to apply for Unemployment Insurance. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Residents of other areas in Texas call:

Austin Local: (512) 340-4300
Dallas Local: (214) 252-1200
El Paso Local: (915) 832-6400
Houston Local: (713) 982-7400
McAllen Local: (956) 984-4700
San Antonio Local: (210) 258-6600
Others call toll free: 1-800-939-6631

Telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDD) users can communicate with TWC offices by using Relay Texas. Those numbers are: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2988 (Voice).

Questions?

Contact the Texas Workforce Commission or click here for additional information regarding Unemployment Insurance.

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