How to Apply For Unemployment in New Hampshire

State Unemployment Department

Employment Security

How to Apply

Those wishing to apply for unemployment insurance benefits in New Hampshire can call the customer service center at 1-800-266-2252. This phone system will allow claimants to file a new benefit claim, re-open an old claim, file weekly benefit claims, as well as other tasks. To register online to file unemployment benefit claims, click here.

Available Benefits

The benefit range for unemployment in the state of New Hampshire is between $32 and $427 per week; weekly benefits may be received a maximum of 26 weeks. A claimant can use the estimator to get an estimate of weekly benefits. The state of New Hampshire requires a waiting week at the beginning of a claim; this is a week in which no unemployment benefits may be collected.


In order to be eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits in the state of New Hampshire, a claimant must have earnings of at least $2800 in the base period. Of that amount, $1400 must be earned in two of the quarters.

Additional Eligibility Information

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