Important Information from the
Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services is continuing to implement the Continued Assistance Act, the federal legislation that amends the unemployment benefit programs established under the CARES Act. The Continued Assistance Act extended three unemployment programs and create a new program called the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program. The programs that have been extended include: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).

For more information and updates on unemployment benefits, please visit

Unemployment benefits are exempt from state income tax for tax years 2020 & 2021. Click here for more information


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud is a crime that affects everyone. Criminal enterprises using stolen personal information from earlier national data breaches have been attempting to file fraudulent unemployment claims. This is part of a national unemployment fraud scheme. Learn more here:

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File Initial Claims for Regular Unemployment at
File Weekly Claims for Regular Unemployment at or call 1-501-907-2590
File Initial and Weekly Claims for PUA Benefits at
If you have questions about your claim, please call 1-844-908-2178 or click on the ‘Unemployment’ tab

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