How to Apply For Unemployment in Arizona

State Unemployment Department

Department of Economic Security

How to Apply

To file for unemployment insurance benefits in the state of Arizona, there are multiple options. Click here to view a helpful page that tells you everything you need to know about applying for UI benefits in Arizona. To apply for benefits, start a new claim or check the status of a claim, click here to use the online system or call 1-877-600-2722. Click here to find a comprehensive listing of unemployment insurance contact information.

Available Benefits

Arizona residents will receive a wage statement outlining the benefits to which they are entitled. A valid claim can expect to be paid within ten business days by Electronic Payment Card (EPC) or direct deposit. Weekly benefit payments are dependent on regular and successful filing of a weekly claim for benefits. Click here to learn more about receiving unemployment insurance benefits in Arizona and to learn more about the Electronic Payment Card.


In the state of Arizona, applicants must have wages in a minimum of two quarters of the base period. Additionally, an applicant has to have earned $1500 in at least one quarter or the total wages for the base period must be 1.5 times the amount of the highest earning quarter. It is also possibly to qualify by earning at least $7000 in two quarters, with the earnings in at least one quarter equaling at least $5987.50.

Additional Eligibility Information

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