609.984.2841. TRENTON - The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced annual changes in the maximum benefit rates and taxable wage base that took effect on January 1, 2019 for New Jersey's Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance, Family Leave Insurance, and Workers' Compensation programs. In the new year, the maximum weekly benefit amount for eligible Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries increased to $696, from $681.How do you collect unemployment in New Jersey?
This can be done online, in-person, or over the phone. After filing for state of New Jersey unemployment, you will get an approval or rejection notice via mail. This will come from a branch of the New Jersey unemployment department. If you qualify for unemployment benefits, you will receive up to $677 per week.