Minnesota Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Minnesota Employment and Economic Development. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the Minnesota Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for MN unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. Apply for unemployment benefits the same week you become unemployed or your hours are greatly reduced. (If you work 32 or more hours in a week you are not considered to be unemployed for that week). At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security number. Driver's license number or other state government identification number. Contact information (mailing address and telephone number). Employment history for the past 18 months. If you want direct deposit, your bank account number and routing number and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Minnesota unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • Minnesota Employment and Economic Development
    332 Minnesota St Suite E200
    Saint Paul, MN 55101

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for MN unemployment benefits over the phone, call 877-898-9090 (TTY: 866-814-1252).

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for MN unemployment online, click here.