Hurricane Ian information

The GDOL is preparing for potential impact from Hurricane Ian.  Please check here for information on Career Center closures or delays, disaster unemployment insurance information (if applicable), employer filed claims, and other services offered to the public.

Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America, LLC

Georgia Department of Labor is working with Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America, LLC. to fill positions in its first state-of-the-art U.S. smart factory in Bryan County, near Ellabelle, Georgia.

New UI Claimant Video and Handbook

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program provides short-term financial assistance to eligible workers who are unemployed or partially unemployed through no fault of their own. The purpose of the program is to help bridge the gap between jobs by providing funds with which to purchase necessities. The intent is to reduce the financial burden of joblessness, while allowing individuals an opportunity to deliberately search for employment that matches their skills, training, and prior earning capability.

Please watch the video titled Georgia UI Claimant Video for an overview of the Georgia UI Program and the steps to file a claim.

You may also find the UI Claimant Handbook on the File an Unemployment Insurance Claim page that will further explain UI benefits rights and responsibilities and what individuals receiving benefits may expect from the program.

New Password Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

To further enhance the security of our online systems, the GDOL is requiring all claimants to create and use a password to access the following online unemployment related services: Request weekly payments, File a claim, My UI, Update Benefit Payment Methods, Income Tax Withholding Option, Submit/View Weekly Work Search, Change of Address and Contact Information, 1099-G for Benefits Paid, and Appeal to UI Decision.

Notice of Adopted Rules, July 19, 2022

Adopted rules and certification of adopted rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on June 19, 2022.

System Maintenance

In order to maintain the highest level of assistance to our customers, we are upgrading the computer system that powers our online services.

What To Do After Your Claim Is Filed

Information for unemployment benefit claimants filed by employers or individuals.

New Claim Status Tracker

To better serve our customers, the Georgia Department of Labor has implemented a Claim Status Tracker that will show claimants where they are in the claims process.

Join SIDES E-Response

The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response is a free, secure, online application that enables employers to receive and respond to requests for separation information on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims electronically.

ID.me

To better serve our claimants and prevent Unemployment Insurance fraud, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is partnering with ID.me to verify claimant identification.