Visit our unemployment portal to file an initial unemployment claim, file a weekly certification, verify your identity, check the status of a claim, or manage an open claim.
- Unemployment Benefits
Filing for Unemployment
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a temporary supplemental income for individuals who have experienced a loss of work due to no fault of their own, and who worked for a covered employer that paid UI tax. To receive unemployment benefits, individuals must be able and available to work.
Benefit payments are issued to a debit card provided by our vendor, but automatic transfers to a personal bank account can be set up.
For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Prepare your information and documents ahead of time. This includes two forms of ID and information about your previous employment such as start/end dates and pay.
Navigate to unemployment.state.ok.us to verify your identity and submit your initial claim for unemployment.
Once submitted, you have seven days to create an account on OKJobMatch.com, and create and publish your resume. Then, for each week you are unemployed, you must,
- File a weekly certification on unemployment.state.ok.us
- Conduct two work searches (i.e.., apply for jobs), and keep track of these in the event you are audited. Work searches are not required to be through okjobmatch.com.
Check out our Event Calendar to see upcoming career fairs, hiring events and workshops, or follow us on social media to be notified about upcoming events across the state.
Report & Prevent Fraud
If you receive any type of communication that looks suspicious, but claims to be from OESC, please contact us. Most correspondence from OESC will come through the mail, but you may occasionally receive an email or phone call. OESC will not text you regarding your unemployment benefits.
If you suspect fraudulent actions have been done in your name or if you receive a debit card, a letter with claim information, or any indication that someone may have fraudulently filed a claim in your name, please contact us and if you are still working, you should contact the personnel department at your place of employment.
If you believe your unemployment debit card has been fraudulently acted on, please contact our card vendor Conduent at 866-320-8699 or visit www.goprogram.com.
Additional Resources for Fraud
Employment Related Identity Theft | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)
Identity Theft Recovery Steps | Federal Trade Commission (identitytheft.gov)