Toll-Free Number For NM Unemployed

New Mexico – The state of New Mexico has launched a new toll-free number and a 24-hour line to help unemployed people claim jobless benefits.

The new number, 1-877-664-6984, has service available in English and Spanish.

People seeking unemployment insurance can do their weekly certification and reset their personal identification number using the toll-free telephone number without having to call a state Department of Workforce Solutions customer service representative.

The new service has 999 incoming lines and is available 24 hours a day.

Next week, the department will begin offering an option for unemployed New Mexicans to check the status of their claim.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.