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Resources: Employment and Unemployment

Click the links to the left (or "table of contents" above on mobile) to view resources by type.


On September 4, 2021, many federal unemployment benefits and special programs ended. People who qualify can still file for regular unemployment benefits. Find more information on filing below.

You can also find information about new changes to DC's paid family leave program below.



  • Catholic Charities Legal Network (employment) (202-350-4305) (website)
  • First Shift Justice Project (employment rights for pregnant women and new parents) (202-241-0897) (website)
  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (unemployment) (202-628-1161) (website)
  • Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO's Claimant Advocacy Program (no income limit for assistance, unemployment only) (202-974-8150) (website
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program (unemployment and employment rights/barriers) (202) 832-6577 (website)
  • Washington Lawyers’ Committee Workers Rights Clinic (unemployment and employment rights) (202-319-1000, ext. 118 for English, ext. 123 for Spanish) (website)


  • Workers who believe their paid sick leave or other rights are being violated can also contact the DC Office of the Attorney General by calling 202-442-9828.
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