The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced it will not open statewide offices as planned for September 7, 2021 due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases. In an effort to better serve the public during this time, the DLIR will expand telephone appointments for claimants with general unemployment insurance inquiries and launch telephone appointments for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims and for Employer Services. The DLIR will also continue to operate its call center. Access to all appointments is available via the web (Chrome or Microsoft Edge) at: