Missouri Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations. 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 Missouri 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 MO 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. When you file a new claim, they will review your work history to determine if you earned enough wages in insured work to establish a claim. Insured work is work done for one or more employers that are required to contribute to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Your claim benefit year is the one-year period that UI benefits are potentially available to you. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number, first and last name, date of birth 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 Missouri 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
  • Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations
    421 East Dunklin PO Box 59
    Jefferson City, MO 65102

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for MO unemployment benefits over the phone, call 800-320-2519.

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