The District of Columbia American Job Center can help you find a new job, transition into something new, expand your skills, or even explore a new career. Find a location nearest you.
Log into DCNetworks for the following:
You may be disqualified from receiving benefits in the District of Columbia for any of the following reasons:
There are currently two federal programs that potentially extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for eligible claimants. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB) Programs are designed to assist claimants who have exhausted their regular UI benefits.
The EB Program expired on June 9, 2012 due to the steady decline in the District's unemployment rate, and the District of Columbia no longer remains in a High Unemployment Period (HUP).
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Tax Relief Act of 2012 which extends the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Program for another year from January 2, 2013 to January 1, 2014.
None of the conditions of the EUC Program have changed. Congress did not add any additional weeks of benefits for claimants who have exhausted all eligibility for EUC benefits. The last payable week of EUC is the week ending Saturday, December 28, 2013. Individuals who were eligible to receive Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 benefits in the EUC Program will remain eligible to receive benefits in the new extension. Tier 4 benefits are no longer available or payable in the District of Columbia. For more information, please consult the Emergency Unemployment Compensation FAQs.
Phone: Local (202) 724-7000 or Toll Free 1 (877) 319-7346
Effective immediately, the DC unemployment phone lines are open: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5 pm
Please call during non-peak hours—weekdays after 5 pm and all day Saturday via the automated line. Due to heavy call volume, if you call during peak hours, please be prepared for extended hold times.
Find a Job - Visit www.jobs.dc.gov