Important Information from the
Arkansas Division of Workforce Services


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is no longer accepting applications for benefits. In Arkansas, the PUA program ended June 26, 2021, along with Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC). If you need assistance or help searching for work, please call 844-908-2178 or contact your local Arkansas Workforce Center.


When individuals refuse job offers, fail to show up for interviews, fail to pass/show up for drug screens, and refuse to return to work when recalled, report it to DWS using this quick and easy fillable online form or download this PDF.


If you believe someone has filed unemployment insurance in your name, report it immediately to DWS and file a police report. Learn more about reporting and protecting your personal information here: Unemployment Insurance Fraud Information
Learn how to recognize and avoid spoofed, or fake, unemployment benefit websites in this

Public Service Announcement.


Unemployment benefits are exempt from state income tax for tax years 2020 & 2021.
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File Initial Claims for Regular Unemployment at
File Weekly Claims for Regular Unemployment at or call 1-501-907-2590
If you have questions about your claim, please call 1-844-908-2178, click on the ‘Unemployment’ tab, or or visit

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