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NMDWS News Release-November 23, 2021: Unemployment Insurance Operations closed Thursday and Friday

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2021

Contact: Stacy Johnston

Acting Public Information Officer


Unemployment Insurance Operations Center closed Thursday and Friday in Observance of Thanksgiving

Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System Available Online

(Albuquerque, NM) – All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ (NMDWS) offices, including the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Operations Center, will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.

The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System ( is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center will be available when business hours resume on Monday, November 29, at 7:00am. The hours of the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center are 7:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

NMDWS would like to remind all eligible UI claimants that Thursday, November 25 is a federal holiday. Some banking institutions and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. This may result in a delay of banking transactions for UI debit card and direct deposit benefit payment recipients.

Additional information about the Unemployment Insurance program and employment services is available on our website at For the latest announcements and updates, follow us on Twitter (, Instagram (, Facebook (, and our official YouTube channel (




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