Apr 23, 2020 · TRENTON (New Jersey) – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in New Jersey has grown 10 times over the same time last year due to the economic cost of the coronavirus outbreak that now has almost 100,000 active cases across the state.
You claim a week after it ends. The Employment Department uses a calendar week of Sunday through Saturday. After a week ends 11:59 PM on Saturday, you may claim the week. The Weekly Claim Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Online Claims System is available seven days a week, except from 12:30 AM to 2:30 AM.