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EDD Resources in Spanish

Most of our website and online services are available in Spanish. To view EDD information translated into Spanish, select Español at the top of our webpages, where available.

Below is a brief overview of our programs and services.

Unemployment Insurance   

Unemployment Insurance is a program funded by employers. The program provides short-term benefit payments to workers who have lost their job or had their hours reduced through no fault of their own. To learn more about unemployment, visit File for Unemployment – Overview.

To find forms, publications, and other important documents, visit Unemployment Insurance – Forms and Publications.

Note: When completing your application for unemployment, tell us your preferred spoken and written language. We’ll record it so that we can provide effective language assistance at no cost.

Important: UI OnlineSM is still the fastest way to file your Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. You can also ask questions about your claim using UI Online by selecting Contact Us at the top of your homepage.

Note: If you are getting a phone call from the EDD, your caller ID may show “St of CA EDD” or the UI Customer Service number 1-800-300-5616.

Unemployment Customer Service

Get help with filing a claim by phone, general unemployment questions, and technical help with online registration, password resets, and EDD Account Numbers.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except state holidays.

Note: Beginning March 3, the Unemployment Customer Service Center hours will change to 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday except on California state holidays.

Phone number:

English and Spanish: 1-800-300-5616
California Relay Service (711): Provide the UI number (1-800-300-5616) to the operator
TTY: 1-800-815-9387

Unemployment Automated Self-Service Line

Get information on how to file a new claim or reopen an existing claim and your last payment issued. You can also certify for benefits using EDD Tele-CertSM, request copies of your 1099G tax information, and find your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.

Hours: 24 hours per day, seven days per week

Phone number:

English: 1-866-333-4606
Spanish: 1-866-333-4606

Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance is a program funded by deductions from employees’ wages. The program provides benefit payments to workers who have a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. To learn more, visit About Disability Insurance.

To find forms, publications, and other important documents, visit Disability Insurance – Forms and Publications.

For a list of office locations, visit State Disability Insurance Office Locations.

Important: SDI Online is the fastest way to file and get information about your Disability Insurance (DI) claim. Using SDI Online, you can ask confidential questions about your claim and receive a direct response. From your home page:

  1. Select the Claim ID of your current claim.
  2. Select Request Claim Update in the Claim Information section.
  3. Choose a Request Type from the dropdown menu and select Next.
  4. Add your specific question to your claim.

For more information, visit Disability Insurance.

To contact a DI representative, use the DI Automated Phone Information System:

  • English: 1-800-480-3287
  • Spanish: 1-866-658-8846
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the DI number (1-800-480-3287) to the operator
  • TTY: 1-800-563-2441

Representatives are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.

Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave provides benefit payments to people who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member, bond with a new child, or participate in a qualifying event because of a family member’s military deployment. To learn more, visit Paid Family Leave.

To find forms, publications, and other important documents, visit Paid Family Leave – Forms and Publications.

For a list of office locations, visit State Disability Insurance Office Locations.

Important: You can ask a Paid Family Leave (PFL) question by visiting Ask EDD.

  1. Select the category Paid Family Leave.
  2. Select the sub-category Miscellaneous Inquiry.
  3. Select the topic Other (Questions).

For more information, visit Paid Family Leave.

To contact a Paid Family Leave (PFL) representative, use the PFL Automated Phone Information System:

  • English: 1-877-238-4373
  • Spanish: 1-877-379-3819
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the PFL number (1-877-238-4373) to the operator
  • TTY: 1-800-445-1312

Representatives are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.

Payroll Taxes

We administer California’s payroll tax programs and provide a range of resources and guides to assist employers. To learn more, visit Payroll Taxes.

To find forms, publications, and other important documents, visit Payroll Taxes – Forms and Publications.

For a list of office locations, visit State Disability Insurance Office Locations.

To contact a Payroll Taxes representative or to use the Automated Phone Information System:

  • Phone: 1-888-745-3886
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the Payroll Tax Assistance number (1-888-745-3886) to the operator
  • TTY: 1-800-547-9565

Representatives are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.

For more information and a listing of office locations, visit Contact Payroll Taxes. Visit Office Locator to find an employment tax office near you.

Jobs and Training

We provide a range of employment and training services that benefit job seekers, laid-off workers, employers, and more. To learn more, visit Jobs and Training.

To find forms, publications, and other important documents, visit Jobs and Training – Forms and Publications.

America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM  

Visit Office Locator to contact an America’s Job Center of California near you. For general workforce services information:

  • Phone: 1-916-654-7799
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the Workforce Services number (916-654-7799) to the operator

To find a job, list a job opening, and browse other online employment services, visit CalJOBSSM. For assistance, call CalJOBS at 1-800-758-0398.

Labor Market Information

For labor market information questions, comments, or suggestions:

  • Phone: 916-262-2162
  • Fax: 916-262-2352
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the Labor Market Information number (916-262-2162) to the operator

Note: We offer labor market consulting services to help workforce partners and employers find, access, and use labor market information and services. View Labor Market Consultants by County (PDF) for a phone and email listing of Labor Market consultants in California.

Last Revised: 04/18/2022