Filing Unemployment Insurance

If You are Unemployed

  • Step 1: Register in Focus|Career.
    • This will help you find your next job
  • Step 2: File your initial unemployment claim or access your existing claim
    • This will get you into the system to receive unemployment checks
  • Step 3: If you need hands-on help Check out some of the services we provide in our offices.

  • Things you should know Unemployment insurance and your taxes
  • Not everyone is approved for unemployment Your right to appeal if you are denied
  • Did you get a pink slip?
  • Other useful links:
  • Rights and Responsibilities book
  • Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits Calculator
  • How to claim benefits by phone
  • Unemployment Insurance Digest Unemployment Insurance Compensation Law
  • Unemployment Insurance Legislative Regulations



Kentucky Office of Employment and Training
275 East Main Street
2WB Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
502-564-5331 Phone
502-564-7452 Fax
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