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.
New Work Search Log
Effective March 15: If you receive unemployment benefits and are required to complete a work search log, you may log your work search contacts as soon as you make them, before you file your weekly claim. You can no longer record your contacts AFTER you complete your weekly claim for benefits.
April Unemployment Rates
Next Release Date:
May Data June 21 at 9:00 AM