San Mateo County Unemployment Office

Find San Mateo County California unemployment offices, including state, federal, and department of labor offices. Unemployment offices provide information on unemployment eligibility and status, compensation, and filing weekly unemployment claims or benefits.


Peninsula Works Daly City 271 92nd Street Daly CA 94015 650-301-8440


Peninsula Works Menlo Park 1200 O'Brien Drive Menlo Park CA 94025 650-330-6490

About San Mateo County Unemployment Offices

San Mateo County Unemployment Offices are branch locations of the California State agency responsible for administering the state's unemployment insurance and unemployment compensation programs in San Mateo County, CA. San Mateo County unemployment benefits are temporary monetary payments made to individuals who have lost their jobs, usually due to layoffs.

You may contact the Unemployment Office for questions about:
  • Applying/Filing for San Mateo County unemployment benefits
  • Making an unemployment insurance claim
  • Collecting and receiving benefits
  • California unemployment eligibility
  • Amount and duration for claiming benefits
San Mateo County Unemployment

San Mateo County Unemployment Offices may be referred to as the San Mateo County Office of Unemployment Compensation, the San Mateo County Office of Unemployment Insurance, or a similar name. Unemployment Offices are organized by the California Department of Labor. In many cases, the Office may be consolidated in the same agency responsible for workforce development. These agencies are usually located in several field offices or regional offices throughout CA.

Unemployment Eligibility

In order to receive San Mateo County Unemployment benefits, a worker must meet eligibility requirements, have a recent earnings history and must be actively seeking to find employment. The self-employed and individuals who are unable to work, or those who were fired or dismissed from their job, quit their job, or have turned down opportunities to work, are generally ineligible for unemployment benefits in California.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

San Mateo County Unemployment benefits are calculated to replace a percentage of the recipient's previous earnings, up to a maximum weekly amount. The maximum benefit may be determined, in part, on whether the recipient has dependents. The duration individuals may collect benefits for in San Mateo County is usually up to 26 weeks, though in some circumstances, such as a prolonged or severe economic downturn, the benefits may be extended.

Filing for Unemployment in San Mateo County

San Mateo County Unemployment Offices receive applications from individuals filing claims for collecting unemployment benefits. In addition to reviewing an individual's application materials, an interview with the applicant may also be conducted. San Mateo County Unemployment benefits specialists will determine eligibility for benefits based on the individual's earnings history, the cause or circumstances around the individual's unemployment, and other factors.

Unemployment Appeal

San Mateo County Unemployment Offices verify information with employers and conduct hearings processes in cases where applicants have filed appeals after having been denied benefits. Unemployment Offices also calculate California Unemployment benefits amounts and monitor compliance with any applicable job search or job training requirements.