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Advancing Opportunities Working for Montana

File for Unemployment in Montana

Qualified individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own who are currently looking for full-time work or pursuing approved training programs may be eligible for temporary income.

To file, you must first create a MontanaWorks account.Create an Account

Getting Started How do I file for unemployment?

  1. Did you lose you job through no fault of your own? Have you worked the last 4-5 calendar quarters? (12-15 months) Are you physically able to work? Did you create a MontanaWorks Account?
  2. SSN, Name, Phone Number & Address Employment History for the last 18 months View All Required Information
  3. File for Unemployment

    File for Unemployment*

* You will need to create a MontanaWorks Account. You are also required to report your work searches while on unemployment insurance, unless the department has notified you otherwise. Please view the following videos for instructions on meeting these requirements.

Watch Unemployment Work Search Requirement

Create Account for MontanaWorks

With a Job Seeker Account, you can:

  • Perform Job Searches
  • Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • View Labor Market Information
  • + Many More Benefits — All Free!
Create a Job Seeker Account

Business accounts allow you to:

  • Apply for WOTC Tax Credits
  • Develop and Train Your Workforce
  • Receive Updated Unemployment Information
  • + Many More Benefits — All Free!
Create a Business Account
Already have an Account?Log In

Ready for a career change? Let's help make that happen. Free occupational training available. Contact your local Job Service office to find out if you qualify.

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Job Service Locations

Job Service Centers can provide resources to assist you in Career Exploration, Job Searches, a New Career, and Training. See what resources and events are going on at your local Job Service Location by choosing a location on the map.

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Job Service office locations in Montana Cut Bank Billings Bozeman Butte Glendive Great Falls Havre Helena Kalispell Lewistown Libby Miles City Missoula Polson Sidney Thompson Falls Wolf Point

Train for a Career

Get hands-on, real-world job experience through the Registered Apprenticeship training program. Apprentices receive training from seasoned, skilled workers and technical instruction in the classroom.

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