Unemployment Insurance



Labor, Department of State
Employers must pay taxes to provide unemployment insurance in New York State.

Unemployment insurance is temporary income for workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own. Only certain workers are eligible.

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) decides if a business must pay unemployment insurance. The NYSDOL also decides if employees qualify.

Employers can use the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) to process claims. The link is provided in "Additional Resources."

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Labor
Unemployment Insurance Division
State Office Building Campus, Building 12
Albany, NY 12240-0339
Phone: (518) 457-4179
Fax: (518) 485-8010
Or: (888) 899-8810
Website: https://www.labor.ny.gov

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