Unemployment - Overview
ACCESSNebraska is the quick, easy way to find and apply online for Nebraska public assistance benefits. Use any computer with Internet access—at home, at the library, at many community agencies such as senior centers, community action agencies, and at many Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offices.
Approved Training Program
To be potentially eligible for Unemployment Insurance while you are enrolled in a vocational training program, complete an Approved Training application and mail it to the address on the form.
Learn more about the Approved Training program.
Claim Unemployment Benefits
Learn more about your rights and benefits under the Unemployment Insurance program in Nebraska.
Find A Job Fair
Search for job fairs in your area or across the state and/or post an upcoming event.
Receive Re-employment Services
Our Rapid Response team can provide a workshop for employees who have received a layoff notice to help them transition back into the workforce. Some laid off employees may be eligible to receive special services under the WARN or NAFTA Acts.
Register for Employment Services
Start the registration process by selecting your nearest Career Center, the complete the online form. Once completed, submit the form and you will be contacted by the Career Center to finish the registration process.
Right to Appeal
Many programs administered by Nebraska Department of Labor provide for formal appeals of agency decisions. Learn more here.
Unemployment Insurance Handbook
Download this publication to learn about Unemployment Benefits.
Benefit Payment Issue
Some Unemployment Insurance claimants who receive benefits via direct deposit may find that payments did not process on Friday, due to an unintended error made by US Bank during a system upgrade that occurred last week.
Unempl. Benefits Change
Coming August 7: All claims except claims involving wages paid by the military or the federal government or wages earned in other states should be filed online unless you need a special accommodation or technical assistance. Call the Claims Center if you are unable to complete your claim online.
The Good Life for Veterans
The Good Life for Veterans recruiting campaign is focused on meeting Nebraska's workforce needs through attracting military veterans and their families from other states to move to Nebraska.
NE Nebraska Labor Study
The Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor announced findings from the Northeast Nebraska Labor Availability Study. Survey results show an estimated 116,500 potential job seekers in the area.