Unemployment Information – Links & Contact Numbers

  • You are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits through the appropriate state unemployment office once you are in an unpaid status.
  • Idaho has waived the one-week waiting period for you to receive unemployment benefits and, in addition to the state unemployment benefits you receive, you will receive an additional $600/week from the federal government. (NEW 4/5/2020)
  • Unlike traditional unemployment, you will not be required to seek other employment to be eligible for unemployment benefits, as you will be considered “attached” to Idaho Youth Ranch for at least 16 weeks.

Idaho Department of Labor:  


Phone: (208) 332-3570

Frequently Asked Questions: (208) 332-8942


State of Oregon Employment Department:


Phone: 800-237-3710 (in-state only)

Phone: 503-947-1394 (direct)