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Link to Kentucky Career Center Unemployment

 KEWES - Kentucky's Electronic Workplace for Employment Services


Note: The KEWES link is only available M-F from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST.

To file a claim, you will need:

Bullet 1 Unemployment Claim Filing Your social security number
Bullet 2 Unemployment Claim Filing Your complete mailing address
Bullet 3 Unemployment Claim Filing Name, address, and phone number for each
of your employers over the last 18 months.
Bullet 4 Unemployment Claim Filing The exact day you began work at each job.
Bullet 5 Unemployment Claim Filing The last day you worked at each job.

The KEWES internet claims system is accessible for filing an unemployment claim or requesting your bi-weekly benefit payment on-line. The system is available Monday through Friday  from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time. You cannot file a claim or request a bi-weekly benefit payment on Saturdays.

Focus Career Job Search and Registration*
*Note: The work registration process is included as part of the Unemployment Claim Filing process, it is not necessary to do it separately if you have already filed an unemployment claim.

You can search for a job or register for work through this link.  Registering for work is an easy way to get your application out for employers to consider when hiring. 

Normal system availability - 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Unemployment Benefits - Telephone Claim Filing
Unemployment Insurance claimants who do not have access to the Internet or who speak Spanish can call 502-875-0442 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to file their initial or reopen claims by telephone. This is not a toll-free number.

To request your bi-weekly benefit payment by telephone call (877) 3MY-KYUI or (877) 369-5984 (toll free).
Employer Electronic Services
Employers can establish or reopen an unemployment insurance account, submit quarterly tax reports, or pay unemployment taxes on-line through this link.
Employer Job Order Form
To submit a job order online to the Office of Employment and Training, please complete the online job order form. When you are finished, select the OET county office nearest your place of business. Upon submission of your online job order form, you may be contacted by an employment specialist to confirm your request and obtain any additional information.

Kentucky Career Center
Office of
Unemployment Insurance
500 Mero Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

UI Assistance Line: 502-564-2900
Kentucky Relay Service

UI Assistance E-mail: UIassistance@ky.gov


Last Updated April 03, 2020

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