Mississippi Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Mississippi Employment Security. 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 Mississippi 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 MS 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. The maximum Weekly Benefit Amount allowed in Mississippi at this time is $235. Your WBA for unemployment insurance benefits is based on the total wages in the highest quarter of your Base Period and by dividing that amount by 26. The base period of a claim includes the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the effective date of the claim. The minimum WBA in Mississippi is $30. At the time of filing you will need information including a state issued driver’s license or identification card. Your social security number, the name and address of each employer you worked with during the past 18 months. The begin and end dates worked with each and the reason for separation from each employer. Check stubs showing year-to-date earnings from each employer you worked with in the past 18 months 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 Mississippi 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
  • Mississippi Employment Security
    1235 Echelon Parkway PO Box 1699
    Jackson, MS 39215

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for MS unemployment benefits over the phone, call 601-855-3133 or 888-844-3577.

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