Arizona Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits in Arizona are provided by the state to help unemployed Arizonans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

An unemployed worker in Arizona must show eligibility based on wages earned within the state during the base period for review – from employers who paid unemployment insurance tax on those wages. 

The program provides a necessary bridge while unemployed eligible workers seek new jobs, helping maintain financial stability for families, communities, and the state economy.

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How To Qualify for Arizona Unemployment Benefits

While individual determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, claimants who meet the following eligibility requirements are generally approved for UI benefits in Arizona:

  • The claimant must be currently unemployed, through no fault of his or her own
  • The claimant must have worked in Arizona during the previous 12 months
  • The claimant must have earned a minimum amount of wages, as determined by Arizona guidelines
  • The claimant must actively seek work during each week for which benefits are collected
  • The claimant must be available to accept suitable work, including having child care and transportation arranged

If you are unsure whether you meet all the qualifications, you should apply anyway. The state of Arizona recommends that you apply for your unemployment compensation as soon as you become unemployed.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
8-26 weeks$187$240$6,240

How To Apply for Arizona Unemployment Benefits

In Arizona, you must apply for UI benefits online. If you don't have a computer, you are welcome to visit a One-Stop Center or DES Employment Service office resource center, where you can access a computer free of charge. Customer representatives at these offices can help you with your initial claim if you need assistance.

When you submit your initial unemployment compensation claim, you will set up an account, which you can use to check the status of your claim and to submit your weekly benefit certifications.

How Do I Manage My Unemployment Benefits?

For every week that you collect an unemployment payment, you must complete a weekly benefit certification. To verify your eligibility, you will answer a set of questions about your job search activity for the previous week, along with any income earned and any job offers you may have received.

You’ll be able to use the same account you created when you submitted your initial claim, so make sure to remember your PIN and login credentials for accessing your account.

How Do I Appeal a Decision?

You will receive an official decision letter about your claim. If you disagree with the determination, you may file an appeal. Your employer may do the same. These appeal rights will be clearly outlined within your decision letter.

You must submit your request for appeal within 15 calendar days following the postmark date of your official letter.  You may do so by any of the following methods:

  • Online - You may submit your appeal by completing Arizona’s online appeal submission
  • Telephone - Call the number listed in your decision letter to speak with a DES representative about submitting your request for appeal.
  • In Writing - You may mail or fax your request for appeal – both the fax number and the mailing address will be included in your official letter.
  • In Person - You may hand deliver your written request for appeal to any Employment Service Office. Make sure that it is signed and that you also include a copy of the original decision that is being appealed.

How Do I Report Fraud?

Unemployment benefit fraud is a waste of taxpayer dollars, and it takes resources from the Arizona residents who need them most. Unfortunately, states across the U.S. recently have seen a dramatic surge in unemployment insurance benefit fraud, largely in association with identity theft.

If you suspect someone of fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits, or believe that you may be a victim of identity theft, please make a report using Arizona’s online reporting form.

Arizona Unemployment Office Locations

Bullhead City2601 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Pinal County Business and Career Center318 N. Florence St
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Arizona Workforce Connection558 N Coronado Blvd
PO Box 816
Clifton, AZ 85533
Yavapai Workforce Connection1500 East Cherry Street Suite F
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Arizona Workforce Connection515 East 7th Street
Douglas, AZ 85607
Arizona @ Work - Eagar Office74 North Main Street Suite 6
Eagar, AZ 85925
AZDES Reemployment Assistance1701 N. Fourth St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Arizona at Work - Maricopa County735 North Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Maricopa Workforce Connections4425 W Olive Ave Avenue
Suite 190
Glendale, AZ 85032
Globe Comprehensive One-Stop5515 South Apache Avenue
Suite 200
Globe, AZ 85501
Department of Economic Security2400 Airway Avenue
Kingman, AZ 86401
Kingman Comprehensive Job Center700 West Beale Street
PO Box 7000 Zip 86402-7000
Kingman, AZ 86402
Hopi Tribe Unemployment OfficeMain Street off Highway 264
PO Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
Unemployment Office Lake Havasu City2001 College Drive Suite 94
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
State of Arizona DES2031 Spawr Circle
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Mesa Employment Service - DES120 W 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Workforce8490 South Highway 95
Suite 102; PO  Box 5896 (86446)
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
Unemployment Office - Santa Cruz County610 N Morley Avenue
Nogales, AZ 85621
Page Employment Service - DES1057 West Vista
Page, AZ 86040
Colorado River Development and Training13370 First Avenue
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, AZ 85344
Unemployment Office - Payson100 N Tonto St Suite B
Payson, AZ 85541
Hualapai Education and Training Center460 Hualapai Way
PO Box 179
Peach Springs, AZ 86434
Unemployment Office - North Phoenix9801 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Unemployment Office - South Phoenix4635 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Unemployment Office - West Phoenix3406 North 51st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031
Arizona at Work - NACOG Office221 North Marina
Suite 201; PO Box 2451
Prescott, AZ 86302
Unemployment Office Prescott Valley3262 Bob Drive Suite 6
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Gila River Indian Community192 South Skill Center Road
Suite 208; PO Box 97
Sacaton, AZ 85147
Arizona @ Work  Graham Job Center1910 W Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, AZ 85546
San Carlos Apache Tribe-CollegePO BOX 344
San Carlos, AZ 85550
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Center10005 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Vista Del Camino Community Center7700 East Roosevelt St
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Unemployment Office - SellsSR 86 & Indian Route 19
PO Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634
Unemployment Office - Show Low1500 S. White Mountain Rd Suite 401B
Show Low, AZ 85901
Unemployment Office - Sierra Vista2600 East Wilcox Dr Room H-106
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Cochise College Human Resources901 North Colombo Avenue
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Cocopah Indian Tribe - Unemployment Office14515 S Veterans Drive
Somerton, AZ 85350
ARIZONA @ WORK Pima County2797 East Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Unemployment Office - Tucson1455 South Alvernon
Tucson, AZ 85711
Workforce Service - Tucson North316 W Fort Lowell
Tucson, AZ 85705
Pascua Yaqui Tribe7474 S.Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757
Pima County Arizona Unemployment Office320 N. Commerce Park Loop
2nd Floor
Tucson, AZ 85745
Pima County Workforce Center2801 East Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Rio Nuevo Service Center340 North Commerce Park Loop
Tucson, AZ 85745
Sullivan Jackson Employment Center400 East 26th Street
Tucson, AZ 85713
White Mountain Apache Tribe612 South Chief Ave
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Unemployment Office - Winslow Office319 E Third St
335C (site code)
Winslow, AZ 86047
Arizona Unemployment Office - Yuma3826 W 16th
Yuma, AZ 85364
Unemployment Office Yuma County3826 W. 16th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Martin Luther King Youth Center300 South 13th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364