• Mississippi’s Employment Situation

    Release Date: January 18, 2019. Number of Jobs at Historic High and Unemployment Rate Near Historic Low.

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  • Federal Shutdown: Mississippi

    Federal workers furloughed due to the partial government shutdown may apply for unemployment benefits to help them meet their financial obligations while they wait to return to their jobs.

    More informationAbout Unemployment Claims

  • MDES offices will be closed January 21

    in observance of the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many services may still be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Internet.

    I need a jobUnemployment Claims

  • MDES is Business as Usual

    A government shutdown will have no immediate impact on MDES operations including unemployment benefits, job search functions and UI tax operations.

    Find A Job NowOnline Unemployment Services

  • Federal Bank Holiday

    Monday, January 21, is a federal holiday and banks will be closed. Unemployment payments that would have been paid Monday, will be delayed up to 48 hours.

    Online Unemployment ServicesFind a Job Now

  • 2019 Governor’s Workforce Summit

    Governor Bryant and the State Workforce Investment Board are focusing on workforce solutions at the Governor's Workforce Summit scheduled for January 23, 2019.

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  • New Tax Filing Requirement

    Effective January 1, 2019 – MDES will require electronic filing of all state unemployment quarterly tax reports and payments. This applies to all Tax and Wage reports.

    New RequirementAbout Unemployment Tax

  • In the Forefront of Technology

    MDES assumed a leadership position in Unemployment Insurance when the ReEmployUSA Consortium, consisting of Mississippi, Maine and Rhode Island, with Connecticut joining in 2017, adopted MDES’ production UI system…

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  • Self-Employment Assistance Program

    Eligible unemployed individuals may be able to start their own business.

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  • Report Fraud

    Report fraud connected with filing unemployment benefits claims, including someone using the confidential information of you or one of your workers.

    Learn MoreAbout UI Claims

  • Worksearch Requirements

    An individual must make an active search for full-time work in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits.

    More InformationAbout Unemployment Benefits

  • NEW! Bulk Filing for Payroll Providers!

    MDES now offers the option of Bulk Filing to its customers who file quarterly Tax and Wage Reports for multiple clients.

    More InformationAbout UI Tax Reporting and Filing

  • The 2FileUI Mobile App is Now Available

    You can complete your weekly certifications for unemployment insurance payments as early as Sunday each week using our free MDES app… or our website.

    Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

  • New Hire Reporting

    Employers and taxpayers of Mississippi will benefit from the New Hire program by reducing overpayments of unemployment compensation, by detecting and preventing benefit payments to workers who have returned to work, and more…

    More InformationSearch for Employees

  • Attention Contractors

    When you are awarded a BP oil spill restoration public works contract, you are required to file a Mississippi First Employment Plan Form with MDES.

    More InformationDownload PDF Form

  • Help Keep Your Tax Rates Low

    Help keep your tax rates low by using Sides E-Response... a fast, free, and secure way for employers to respond to requests for separation information online.

    More InformationVisit uisides.org

  • The MSWorks Mobile App is Now Available

    MSWorks is the mobile gateway to all of the Mississippi Works and MDES online services.

    Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

  • Helping Mississippi’s employers

    MDES offers employers many helpful services--posting jobs, recruitment, help with unemployment taxes and more.

    Post Job OpeningsFile and/or Pay Unemployment Tax

  • Online Quick Start

    Get where you need to go on our site fast.

    Click here nowFind a WIN Job Center

  • Looking for a job?

    Take a look at our job search ideas, interview tips and suggestions on how to dress for success before you begin your job search.

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  • Pledge to Mississippi Hire Heroes

    Mississippi veterans possess the skills, training and character needed by businesses to be competitive in today's economy.

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WIN Job Center Locations

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I just lost my job. What now?

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How do I file for unemployment?

This is step one—the start to a new future for yourself. To file a claim to receive your unemployment benefits, register online with MDES. We'll help you all along the way.

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