State workers should begin filing for unemployment benefits online next week between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Which day depends on the last digit in their Social Security numbers.

1 or 0 should apply Monday July 4.

2 or 3 should apply Tuesday July 5.

4 or 5 should apply Wednesday July 6.

6 or 7 should apply Thursday July 7.

8 or 9 should apply Friday July 8.

Anyone who misses the designated day may apply on subsequent days. Laid-off workers can apply for benefits via the website: Click on Apply for Benefits. Common questions regarding the shutdown and benefits are addressed at: