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Unemployment Insurance Claim Help

Phone appointments are now available to speak with a VEC representative regarding claim assistance.

Appointments are based on permanent residence.
Please do not schedule more than one appointment.

A VEC Representative will call you based on your appointment time and day.

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Helping Virginia Get Back to Work

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Virginia Workforce Connection

The VEC's Virginia Workforce Connection (VAWC) is your online source to connect with potential employers, search for jobs, find training opportunities, and research wage data along with industry and occupational trends.

You can also visit a VEC office near you for assistance.
View our list of offices to find one in your area

Do you prefer to speak another language? Translation services are available!

Do you need an ADA Accommodation? Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities! 

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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims

The Unemployment Insurance Claims press release, published every Thursday, reports unemployment claims data for the most current reporting week. This includes maps showing the week-over-week changes and claims by locality. Additional data is posted in a downloadable spreadsheet at the bottom of the page including initial and continued claims by locality and Workforce Area.

To see demographic data of those who are claiming unemployment insurance in Virginia, visit the U.I. Claims Data Dashboard.

View the UI Weekly Claims Press Release

Forecasted Employment and Wages by State and Local Workforce Development Area

Virginia Snapshot

Unemployment Snapshot


Press Releases