San Diego, CA Unemployment Office – 3910 University

Metro Career Center
San Diego, CA 92105
Phone: 619-516-2200

Other San Diego, CA Career Centers

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Workforce Development Center
Affiliate Center
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego Central Downtown Library
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-231-4289
Hours: Monday-Tuesday 11:00am-4:45 pm,
Wednesday -Friday 9:30am-4:45om.

Metro Career Center
Comprehensive Center
Email this center
4389 Imperial Avenue
South Metro Career Center Bldg.
San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: 619-266-4200
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Employment Counselors
Skills Workshop Program
Internet access to job listings
Assistance with job search
Training information
Career assistance
Resource Specialists
Technical assistance
Apprenticeship Programs
Employment Network
Farmworker Jobs Program
Job Corps Center Finder
Older Worker Program Finder
Work ReEntry Program
WIOA- Training Program
Youth Job Program

San Diego, CA Unemployment Career Center Office provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep that special job. Employers will find assistance in recruiting new employees including a national job listing network, applicant screening, and space in the centers to conduct testing and employment interviews.

What are the eligibility Requirements for California Unemployment Benefits?

To apply for CA unemployment benefits:

  • You must have earned enough wages during your base period.
  • You must be totally or partially unemployed.
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • You must be physically able to work.
  • You must be available for work.
  • You must be ready and willing to accept work immediately.
  • You must have worked in the past 18 months before certification 

How do I Apply for California UI benefit?

  • To apply for CA Unemployment Benefits visit their Unlined Application Portal
  • You will receive important reminders to certify for benefits.
  • You can get your latest claim and payment information.
  • The portal allows you to view your phone appointments.
  • You can reschedule your phone interview appointment.
  • Update your address and phone number.
  • View, print, or request copies of tax Form 1099G for the past five years.

What is the maximum amount Of Unemployment Benefits I can get in California 

  • You can get from $40 up to $450 per week in UI Benefits
  • You can receive up to a maximum of 26 weeks in UI benefits
  • If you did not work in the last 18 months your UI benefits will be 0
  • Calculate your benefits using CA Unemployment Benefits Calculator

How do I Certify for CA Weekly UI Benefits?

To certify for your weekly unemployment benefits:

  • You must be physically able to work.
  • You must be available for work.
  • You must be ready and willing to accept work immediately.
  • You must certify for benefits Online OR by phone at 1-866-333-4606 by using EDD Tele-Cert.

How can I get status updates on my CA UI Benefits?

  • For your benefit status Call 1-866-333-4606 to get information on your most recent payment.
  • Most payments will be deposited on your EDD Debit Card within 24 hours.
  • Allow 10 day processing for certification by mail or if requested benefits by check
  • Get fast access on your unemployment benefit claim Online

Does CA provide training to help me get employed?

Yes! California Training Benefits (CTB) program has many programs that:

  • Allows you to attend school or training while receiving UI benefits.
  • To be eligible you must continue to certify for unemployment benefits.
  • You do not have to be available for work
  • You do not have to be seeking work, or accept work while attending school or training
  • Participation in CA CTB program requires a current and valid unemployment benefits claim.
  • For information on or Registering for the CTP program, call 1-800-300-5616

How do I File a CA Unemployment Insurance Appeal?

  • You have a right to appeal the CA Employment Development Department’s decision to reduce or deny your benefits.
  • You must submit your appeal in writing within 30 days of your Notice of Overpayment
  • You can download the CA Unemployment Insurance Appeal Appeal Form
  • Mail your appeal to the return address shown on the decision notice.
  • The Office of Appeals will notify you of the time and location of your hearing at least 10 days in advance.
  • While your appeal is pending, you must continue to certify for benefits.
  • If found eligible, you will only be paid for periods which you have certified for.
  • The appeal decision will include information about filing a second level appeal.

How do I Report CA Unemployment Benefit Fraud?

  • Call the CA EDD Fraud Hotline at 1-800-229-6297.
  • Report Fraud By fax at 1-866-340-5484
  • Send fraudulent documents by mail to EDD PO Box 826880, MIC 43, Sacramento, CA 94280-0225.

How Do I contact California Employment Development Department?

Unemployment Insurance
Employment Development Department
PO Box 826880 – UISD, MIC 40
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Phone numbers:

English and Spanish: 1-800-300-5616
Cantonese: 1-800-547-3506
Mandarin: 1-866-303-0706
Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058
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

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

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