Tennessee Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The Tennessee Unemployed Insurance program is administered by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The program exists to support workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. 

Funded by Tennessee employers, the program can provide up to $275 per week in income for qualified candidates.

Tennessee Unemployment Services

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How To Qualify for Tennessee Unemployment Benefits

If you are without work through no fault of your own, you’ve earned sufficient qualifying wages over the last 12 months, and you’re willing, able, and available for work, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits in Tennessee.

To be eligible for Tennessee unemployment insurance benefits, you must be a resident of Tennessee and all of the following must be true:

  • You are unemployed through no fault of your own
  • You worked in Tennessee during the past 12 months
  • You earned a minimum amount of wages determined by Tennessee guidelines
  • You are actively seeking work each week you are collecting benefits

Tennessee claimants are most often deemed ineligible for the following reasons:

  • The claimant voluntarily terminated employment without good work-related cause
  • The claimant was terminated for work-related misconduct
  • The claimant is participating in a labor dispute other than a lockout that is in active progress
  • The claimant fails to seek or to accept suitable work when offered

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)
MinMax
13-26 weeks$30$275$7,150

How To Apply

You can submit your UI benefits application online at Jobs4TN.gov. Create an account by providing a username, password, and email address. You will be asked to provide information regarding the circumstances of your job separation, your current level of employment, background and personal information, and the contact information of your previous employer.

Managing Your Unemployment Benefits

To remain eligible for UI benefits, claimants must provide updated information on a weekly basis about their job search and report any job offers they may have received. Use the same Jobs4TN account you created with your initial unemployment claim to certify your weekly jobless claim. If your information supports your continued eligibility, you will receive unemployment compensation for another week.

Filing an Appeal

If your request for unemployment benefits was denied, you have the option to file an appeal in the state of Tennessee. The easiest way to appeal is online through Jobs4TN. Log in to your account and click File Appeal under Services for Individuals. Then choose Unemployment Services.

Your appeal must be submitted within 15 calendar days of the date your denial notice was mailed. Once it’s received, you will be invited to participate in a hearing. An appeals hearing officer will hear testimony and examine evidence such as documents submitted by both you and your employer, along with any witnesses either may call. The hearing officer then will make a determination based solely on the evidence and testimony presented during the hearing.

Appeals of the hearing outcome will then be submitted in writing to the Office of Administrative Review within 15 calendar days of the date the hearing decision was mailed.

The Office of Administrative Review Mailing address is:

Office of Administrative Review, Legal Division
Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243-1002
Fax: (615) 741-0290

Reporting Fraud

Anyone who suspects Tennessee unemployment benefits fraud can call, write or email to report their concerns using any of the methods listed below. This information can remain anonymous throughout the investigation process, and all concerns about fraudulent claims are taken seriously and investigated.

Benefit Payment Control
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243-1002
[email protected]
Phone: (615) 645-3893
Fax: (615) 253-5331

Unemployment fraud is classified as a felony and penalties include fines of up to $3,000 and prison sentences of up to six years. In addition, all erroneous payments must be returned, and an individual found guilty of fraud may not be considered for unemployment benefits at any point in the future.  

Tennessee Unemployment Office Locations

Tennessee Unemployment Office - Alamo335 South Bells Street
Alamo, TN 38001
731-882-4847
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Alcoa366 Glascock Street
Suite 120
Alcoa, TN 37701
865-981-9274
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Ashland City384 S. Main Street
Ashland City, TN 37015
615-792-2520
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Athens410 North Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303
423-745-2028
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Bolivar793 Tennessee Street
Bolivar, TN 38008-2329
731-658-4073
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Brownsville1151 Tammbell Street
Brownsville, TN 38012
731-779-0868
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Camden145 Hospital Drive
Camden, TN 38320
731-584-1711
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Carthage120 Pauline Gore Way
Suite A
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-0476
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Centerville101 College Street
Centerville, TN 37033
931-716-1301
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Chattanooga5600 Brainerd Road
Suite A5
Chattanooga, TN 37411
423-894-5354
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Clarksville523 Madison Street
Suite B
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-648-5530
Unemployment Office - Fort Campbell Strong Clarksville101 Ringgold Road
Clarksville, TN 37042
931-802-2176
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Cleveland3535 Adkisson Drive
Technology Bldg Suite 130A
Cleveland, TN 37312
423-790-5552
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Columbia119 Nashville Highway
Suite 106
Columbia, TN 38401
931-490-3800
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Cookeville1000 England Drive
Suite 101
Cookeville, TN 38501
931-520-6020
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Covington877 - C Highway 51 North
Covington, TN 38019
901- 313-9434
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Crossville60 Ridley Street
Suite 103
Crossville, TN 38555
931-484-7456
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Dayton200 4th Avenue
Dayton, TN 37321
423-570-1107
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Dickson250 Beasley Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
615-446-0229
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Dover1356 Donelson Parkway
Dover, TN 37058
931-232-5035
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Dresden116 W Main
Dresden, TN 38225
731-364-0100
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Dyersburg313 W Cedar St
Dyersburg, TN 38024
731-501-1109
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Elizabethton386 Highway 91
PO Box 249
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-547-7500
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Erin155 West Front Street
PO Box 609
Erin, TN 37061
931-289-4127
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Erwin201 S. Main Street
Erwin, TN 37650
423-735-5773
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Fayetteville1437 Winchester Highway
Fayetteville, TN 37334
931-433-7182
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Franklin118 Seaboard Lane
Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37067
615-370-6004
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Gallatin1598 Greenlea
Gallatin, TN 37066
615-451-5800
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Greenville128 Serral Drive
Greeneville, TN 37745
423-588-5600
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Harriman2319 S. Roane St
Harriman, TN 37748
865-376-3082
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Hartsville204 McMurry Blvd
Hartsville, TN 37074
615-680-3450
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Henderson269 North Church Street
Henderson, TN 38340
731-989-5160
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Hohenwald25 Smith Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462
931-295-3225
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Humboldt1751 East Main Street
Room 16
Humboldt, TN 38343
731-784-5221
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Huntingdon470 Mustang Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344
731-352-8898
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Jacksboro1016 Main Street
Jacksboro, TN 37757
423-566-3300
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Jackson1124 Whitehall Street
Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38301
731-668-2040
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Jamestown209 N. Main Street
Jamestown, TN 38556
931-879-9547
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Jasper5510 US Hwy 41
Jasper, TN 37380
423-837-9103
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Johnson City2515 Wesley Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-610-0222
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Kingsport1140 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
423-224-1800
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Knoxville2700 Middlebrook Pike
Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-594-5500
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Lafayette607 Hwy 52 Bypass E
Lafayette, TN 37083
615-666-9675
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Lawrenceburg702 Mahr Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
931-766-1405
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Lebanon415 Tennessee Boulevard
Lebanon, TN 37087
615-444-9355
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Lenoir City100 West Broadway
Suite 141
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-312-7735
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Lewisburg1572 Old Columbia Rd
Lewisburg, TN 37091
931-422-2338
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Lexington80-B South Broad Street
Suite B
Lexington, TN 38351
731-249-7036
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Linden100 Poplar Street
Linden, TN 37096
931-589-0032
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Livingston740 Hi Tech Drive
Livingston, TN 38570
931-403-3142
Tennessee Unemployment Office - McMinnville225 Vo-Tech Drive
Mcminnville, TN 37110
931-507-7778
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Memphis3040 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38111
901-543-7850
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Memphis4240 Hickory Hill Road
Memphis, TN 38141
901-365-3205
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Memphis155 Angelus Street
Memphis, TN 38104
901-707-8419
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Morristown1633 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37813
423-317-1060
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Mountain City125 West Main Street
Mountain City, TN 37683
423-460-1566
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Murfreesboro1313 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-898-8081
Tennessee Unemployment Office - MetroCenter665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
615-253-8920
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Oak Ridge136 S Illinois Avenue Suite 102
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-7474
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Somerville6250 Hwy 64 Ste. 8
Oakland, TN 38060
901-466-7656
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Oneida180 Eli Lane
Oneida, TN 37841
423-569-9348
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Paris55 Jones Bend Rd
Paris, TN 38242
731-641-1020
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Parsons2039 Hwy 641 South
Parsons, TN 38363
731-847-2021
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Pulaski125 South Cedar Lane
Pulaski, TN 38478
931-363-9550
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Ripley301C Lake Drive
Ripley, TN 38063
731-221-1012
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Rogersville3815 Highway  66 South
Suite  4
Rogersville, TN 37857
423-293-3775
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Savannah1080 Wayne Road
Savannah, TN 38372-0970
731-438-3433
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Selmer701-B Industrial Park Drive
Selmer, TN 38375
731-645-7264
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Sevierville1216 Graduate Drive
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-286-6386
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Shelbyville310 Colloredo Blvd
Suite A
Shelbyville, TN 37160
931-735-6891
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Smithville726 S. Congress Blvd
Smithville, TN 37166
615-215-0567
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Sneedville1861 Main Street
Sneedville, TN 37869
423-733-1331
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Sparta826 Valley View Drive
Sparta, TN 38583
931-738-6255
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Springfield299 10th Ave East
Springfield, TN 37172
615-384-1097
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Tazewell1325 Claiborne Street
WSCC Claiborne County Extension
Tazewell, TN 37879
423-526-5508
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Tiptonville229 Church Street
Tiptonville, TN 38079
731-253-8171
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Tullahoma315 Northwest Atlantic Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
931-454-1905
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Union City204 S 2nd St
Union City, TN 38261
731-884-3868
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Vonore155 Grand Vista Drive
Suite 4
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-2400
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Wartburg1111 Knoxville Hwy
PO Box 478
Wartburg, TN 37887
423-346-3060
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Waverly711 Holly Lane
Waverly, TN 37185
931-296-5872
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Waynesboro525 B. Hwy. 64 East
Waynesboro, TN 38485
931-722-2581
Tennessee Unemployment Office - Winchester825 Diana Shore Blvd
Winchester, TN 37398
931-313-5209