How To Get in Touch With an Unemployment Agent in New Jersey

  1. Call 856–507–2340 between the hours of 8:00–8:30AM. This does not work after 8:30AM (this has been disputed — but I recommend calling early).
  2. Depending on which message you hear when you call: press 1 for English, or press 1 to file a new claim
  3. If you hear, “press 1 for English,” when you first call then you will immediately press 3 after pressing 1. If you hear, “press 1 to file or reopen a claim,” then press 1, and wait for the recording of a man’s voice.
  4. When you hear the recording of the man’s voice press 1 for English — he will then ask for your zip code. After entering your zip code, hit the pound key three times immediately after the zip code (i.e. 07027 ###).
  5. The man’s voice will then say “an agent will be right with you.”
  6. If you hear, “all agents are busy, call back tomorrow due to high call volume,” or, “you need to speak to an agent to file your claim, and there are no agents available,” then hang up and start all over.
Elisha’s Unemployment Instructions

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