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The telephone numbers listed here can be called for unemployment insurance services. Please notice there are separate telephone numbers for English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese languages. Separate telephone numbers are also available for those who call using a teletypewriter, and also from outside California.

If you are calling to file a claim, you must call by Friday to receive credit for the week. Business hours (all times are Pacific Time) for calling the listed telephone numbers are:

Before placing your call, review Using the Automated Telephone Information System to learn about menu options.
(Inside California Only)
  Filing Claims
    Check Information
      General Information
  Presentación de Solicitudes
    Información sobre su Cheque
      Información General


English, Spanish,  Chinese and Vietnamese
1-800- 250-3913

Customers calling from a state other than California, or who are calling from the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or Canada can use this telephone number for unemployment insurance services. This telephone number cannot be used inside California.


1-800- 815-9387

Deaf and hard of hearing callers can contact EDD:

  • Directly (without using the California Relay Service): By TTY using this telephone number. The TTY is a telecommunications device for the deaf and hard of hearing, this telephone number does not accept voice calls.
  • Indirectly: Through the California Relay Service. If calling via the California Relay Service you must provide the EDD telephone number to the California Relay Service operator. (Customers calling outside of California should use their state's relay service.)

The EDD encourages deaf and hard of hearing callers to contact them by using the TTY toll-free number. This will put you in direct contact with an EDD customer service representative who can provide you with unemployment insurance services.

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