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Please note:

Information for workers affected by COVID-19 is available here: www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info.

To apply for benefits, create an account or log in here

For updates and information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in New Mexico, visit https://cv.nmhealth.org/.

Unemployment Information for an Individual

Unemployment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who meet state eligibility requirements. Unemployment Insurance benefits are financed through employer payroll taxes; they are not deducted from employee paychecks.

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I just lost my job. Now what?

You may qualify for temporary financial assistance while you look for work. 

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There are a variety of resources available to help you find work, from interactive online tools to friendly Employment Representatives at Workforce Connection Centers around the state.

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I got a letter about Unemployment Insurance. What does it mean?

Use this helpful tool to find answers to frequently asked questions about letters you may receive. 

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How do I apply for unemployment benefits?

You can apply online at www.jobs.state.nm.us  anytime or over the phone at 1-877-664-6984 Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:30pm. 

Where do I file my weekly certification for unemployment benefits?

Complete your weekly certification online at www.jobs.state.nm.us anytime or over the phone at 1-877-664-6984 Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:30pm. 

Learn more about filing and certifying online


I want to find a job. Can you help?

Search for work online at www.jobs.state.nm.us or visit a Workforce Connection Center near you for personal assistance.

Unemployment Information for Businesses

The Unemployment Insurance program, jointly administered by the state of New Mexico and the federal government, pays benefits to people who are out of work through no fault of their own and who meet certain qualifications. These benefits are financed through employers’ payroll tax contributions.

What you should know about UI

We've put together an informational video series, including information on how to protect your business from higher taxes. Learn more about employer tax rates, and find tips for achieving a lower UI tax rate.

Informational Videos

I got a letter about Unemployment Insurance. What does it mean?

Use this helpful tool to find answers to frequently asked questions about letters you may receive. 

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Register or Log In to the UI Tax & Claims System

Submit wage reports, make payments, and more in the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax & Claims System.

UI Tax & Claims System

Read the Employer Handbook

Review your rights and responsibilities as an employer under New Mexico Compensation Law.

UI Employer Handbook
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