You can find almost everything about unemployment compensation issues, such as UC Seminar for Employers, Benefit Rights and Responsibilities, Claims and Benefits FAQ, Brief History of the UC Program, File UC Claim. on Alabama state unemployment compensation (UC) division official website.
Alabama Unemployment Instructions
June 15,2012: Alabama’s May Unemployment Rate is 7.4%. Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees announced that Alabama’s preliminary May unemployment rate is 7.4%, up from 7.2% in April. May’s rate represents 159,218 unemployed persons, compared to 154,012 last month, and 203,806 in May 2011.
In the latest five years, Alabama’s unemployment rate switched variously. It takes 2 years from the lowest level of 3.2% in April, 2007 to the highest level of 10.6% in December, 2009. Then it descends to 9% in August, 2010. It is up from November 2010 to June 2011 before it get down in April and May in 2012.
Alabama Unemployment Claim and Benefits FAQs
How to file a claim? You can file your claim from touch-tone telephone by calling the Initial Claim Line(toll free) at 1-866-234-5382. Remember, do not use a Cellular telephone for this process because calls may be dropped by your service prior to our system saving the information.
What do I need in order to file my claim? In general, you will need your social security number and the name, correct address, and dates of employment for your most latest employer, a driver’s passport or state issued ID card number and your mother’s maiden name, your member 4 copy of your DD214(if you are separating from the military) and your work authorization number(if you are not a citizen of the US).
How shortly after I am unemployed can I file for benefits? You should file immediately.