The Dane County Job Center in-person locations are closed to the public. You can still search for jobs, update your resume, and use other employment tools online.
Unemployment resources serve an important part of the social safety net for Wisconsin workers. During the pandemic, the Federal Government expanded eligibility criteria by creating certain new programs.
- Unemployment Insurance
Workers who were laid off may be eligible for 26 weeks of regular unemployment.
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Independent contractors, self-employed workers, or those with limited work history could be eligible for 39 weeks of emergency benefits under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
Workers who have exhausted regular unemployment benefits may be eligible for 13 additional weeks of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation.
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)
Gives $600 per week to those collecting regular unemployment, PUA, or PEUC.
Learn more about the unemployment program from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Toll free: (844) 910-3661
This hotline has experienced high call volumes and delays.
Visit the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s YouTube Channel for tutorials on how to apply for unemployment benefits online.